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The P.A.National Park wildfire is now 20 kilometres from Waskesiu as officials discuss potential evacuation plans and set up sprinkler systems.
The P.A.National Park wildfire is now 20 kilometres from Waskesiu as officials discuss potential evacuation plans and set up sprinkler systems. Submitted photo/Parks Canada

P.A.National Park wildfire grows, now 20 km away from Waskesiu

By Glenn Hicks
May 24, 2018 - 3:30pm

The wildfire burning in the Prince Albert National Park has grown closer to Waskesiu but but officials say the town remains open and there is no immediate risk there.

The Rabbit Fire inside the Prince Albert National Park is now more than 29,000 hectares.
The Rabbit Fire inside the Prince Albert National Park is now more than 29,000 hectares. submitted photo/Parks Canada

Rabbit Fire grows in size

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

The fire inside the Prince Albert National Park has grown in size and now has about 200 firefighters working to knock it down, with new additions arriving from Quebec and the Northwest Territories in recent days.

Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park.
Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Wildfire in national park could help dwindling bison herd

By Bryan Eneas
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

While the wildfire burning in the Prince Albert National Park is putting cabin-owners on edge, it could be beneficial to a unique animal population in the area.

A volunteer firefighter who responded to the blaze at Sandy Bay Monday said it was scary just how quickly it exploded into life.
A volunteer firefighter who responded to the blaze at Sandy Bay Monday said it was scary just how quickly it exploded into life. Darrel PH Sewap/Facebook

Firefighter recounts 'scary' Hi Rock wildfire at Sandy Bay

By Glenn Hicks
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

A volunteer firefighter at Sandy Bay said a wildfire got very close to the northern community on Monday.

Daniel McDonald was among those who responded first after the flames burst into life in the late afternoon of May 21.

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