Steve Roberts

Sask. Public Safety Agency hoping to add firefighters as wildfire situation worsens

Jul 14, 2021 | 4:40pm

The Vice President of Operations for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is hoping to bring in firefighters from across the province and from other provinces to help fight the growing number of wildfires in northern Saskatchewan. Steve Roberts says provincial crews and local firefighters have been working at full capacity for a few weeks now […]

Provincial Fire Ban Continues as Wildfire Numbers in Saskatchewan Continue to Grow

Jul 12, 2021 | 4:48pm

The wildfire situation in Saskatchewan continues to grow. That according to Vice-President of Operations for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, Steve Roberts, who says as of Monday morning there were 91 active fires in the province, and 312 fires already this year. “Based on this fire behaviour and the fire loading, the provincial fire ban […]

Snow and cold helping contain Cloverdale wildfire

May 21, 2021 | 2:42pm

The colder weather and the snow is significantly helping contain the Cloverdale wildfire near Prince Albert and while work to extinguish the fire continues, a drone has also been brought in to do thermal scanning for hot spots. That from the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency’s Vice-President of Operations, Steve Roberts, who says the drone will […]

Fire Near Prince Albert Still Not Contained

May 18, 2021 | 2:36pm

The Vice President of Operations for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency says the fire threatening Prince Albert and surrounding area has been named the Cloverdale Fire which started around 3 o’clock Monday afternoon off Cloverdale Road approximately 4 kilometres north of Prince Albert. Steve Roberts says due to high temperatures and a 50 to 70 […]

Number of wildfires down this year in Saskatchewan

Sep 11, 2020 | 1:15pm

Wildfires are significantly down this year in Saskatchewan. In a release on Friday, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency stated the province has reported 125 wildfires, much lower than the five-year average of 405 wildfires. Steve Roberts, acting vice president of the SPSA, said mild, wet weather in northern Saskatchewan has played a part, but so […]

2020 sees low number of wildfires so far

Sep 6, 2020 | 7:59am

Wildfires have been scarce in Saskatchewan this year; only 118 so far. 399 is the five year average. While that is good news, there is a down side. Fires bring rejuvenation to the forest, weeding out old-growth to keep the forests healthy. Steve Roberts is the Acting Vice President Operations for the Saskatchewan Public Safety […]

English Fire east of Prince Albert mapped at 40,000 hectares

May 20, 2020 | 1:24pm

The English Fire, a wildfire east of Prince Albert and west of Nipawin, continues to grow since it first began on May 8 near the Fort à la Corne forest. On Wednesday, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency announced they have mapped the fire at 40,000 hectares – about the size of Saskatoon and Regina combined. […]