Paramedics/Fire

The wildfire at the tip of Raindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend.
The wildfire at the tip of Raindeer Lake has forced over 700 people to leave the local community. The blaze was last reported to be 3,000 hectares in size and 13 kilometres from Southend. Nelson Cook/Facebook

Southend wildfire grows to 3,000 hectares

By Glenn Hicks
June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

The wildfire burning near the northern community of Southend, forcing hundreds to flee, has quickly grown and now covers 3,000 hectares, or 30 square kilometres.

Evacuees from the wildfire burning 13 kilometres south of Southend have filled the P.A. Inn. Red Cross officials there say they're expecting roughly 200 people to check in there.
Evacuees from the wildfire burning 13 kilometres south of Southend have filled the P.A. Inn. Red Cross officials there say they're expecting roughly 200 people to check in there. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Southend wildfire evacuees to temporarily call P.A. home

By Bryan Eneas
June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 1:05pm

Evacuees from a wildfire near Southend, some 460 kilometres north of Prince Albert, are making the city their temporary home.

A cat stuck on a roof and two garage fires filled Sunday morning for the Prince Albert Fire Department.
A cat stuck on a roof and two garage fires filled Sunday morning for the Prince Albert Fire Department. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Fire department rescues cat stuck on roof for two days

By Tyler Marr
June 17, 2018 - 11:53am Updated: June 17, 2018 - 12:35pm

An odd call and a first for Prince Albert Fire Department Battalion Chief Alex Paul.

Sunday morning, the department received a call from a homeowner concerned about a cat that had been on their roof for approximately two days.

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