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Extensive Fire Ban in Place Throughout Saskatchewan

Extensive Fire Ban in Place Throughout Saskatchewan

Due to extreme wildfire hazards, the Ministry of Environment, in consultation with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, has expanded the ban on open fires put in place August 1. Effective immediately, all open fires are prohibited for all for provincial Crown land and for provincial parks and recreation sites south of the Churchill River to the U.S. border.

The ban affects all provincial parks and recreation sites in the ban area, including Lac La Ronge Provincial Park.

Due to extreme wildfire hazards, some roads and campgrounds may be closed. If you plan to visit a provincial park or recreation site, call the park in advance to confirm conditions.

This ban applies to provincial Crown land, and provincial parks and recreation sites. Municipalities, as well as regional and national parks, may also ban open burning in their areas of responsibility.

For the duration of the ban, no open fires are permitted. Fireworks are also prohibited. Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane firepits, or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes during the ban.

The fire ban is effective immediately and will stay in place until conditions improve and the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.

Check here for a complete listing of affected provincial parks and recreation sites.

Only Government of Saskatchewan fire bans are listed on this page. Please note that municipal authorities and national or regional parks may also ban open burning to address local hazards. Check if this applies to where you are.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/wildfire-in-saskatchewan/fire-bans


Date Updated: September 6, 2017 - 4:07 PM