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Firefighters have taken advantage of the cooler weather over the last few days and officials said the so-called Rally wildfire west of Prince Albert could be contained before the end of the weekend.
Firefighters have taken advantage of the cooler weather over the last few days and officials said the so-called Rally wildfire west of Prince Albert could be contained before the end of the weekend. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

'Rally' wildfire could be contained by weekend as local firefighters continue efforts

By Glenn Hicks
May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Provincial wildfire officials said firefighters will continue working to contain the wildfire burning west of Prince Albert over the next few days, but affected residents remain on evacuation alert.

The controlled burn of the P.A. drainage ditch between Muzzy Dr. and Sixth Ave. W. is intended to reduce fire risk and help eradicate an invasive species.
The controlled burn of the P.A. drainage ditch between Muzzy Dr. and Sixth Ave. W. is intended to reduce fire risk and help eradicate an invasive species. Submitted photo/Tim Yeaman

P.A. drainage channel part of controlled burn

By Glenn Hicks
May 17, 2018 - 2:30pm

Don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming from the drainage channel in Prince Albert over the next week. The city and fire department are working on a controlled burn of the area that will likely continue through early next week.

Scott Moe checks out a digital printout, showing the area impacted by the so-called Rally Fire, which has forced the evacuation of residents in the hamlet of Crutwell twice in the last two days.
Scott Moe checks out a digital printout, showing the area impacted by the so-called Rally Fire, which has forced the evacuation of residents in the hamlet of Crutwell twice in the last two days. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Premier tours local wildfire sites

By Bryan Eneas
May 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Saskatchewan’s leader has returned to the Parkland region.

Premier Scott Moe visited the Provincial Wildfire Centre just North of Prince Albert on May 16, where he spoke with media before departing on a tour of the region’s wildfires.

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