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The fire danger in southern Saskatchewan as of yesterday, May 9.
The fire danger in southern Saskatchewan as of yesterday, May 9. Government of Saskatchewan

Fire ban, forecast improving wildfire threat in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills
May 10, 2016 - 7:32am

Saskatchewan's wildfire situation remains severe but the weather forecast could improve things. 

As of Monday morning, 17 fires were burning in the province - all human caused. Fortunately there is no direct threat to communities near those blazes.

A PAFD fire fighter works to fight back a grass fire.
A PAFD fire fighter works to fight back a grass fire. File photo/paNOW Staff

PAFD still responding to grass fire calls despite ban in place

By Spencer Sterritt
May 10, 2016 - 6:00am

Despite the numerous fire bans in place, the Prince Albert Fire Department still dealt with three grass fire calls over the May 7 weekend.

PAFD chief Jason Everett said any grass fire call is concerning, but especially so given the fire bans and the high-profile wildfires in Alberta.

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