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Fire Bans

Update: May 18, 2018

FIRE BAN IN PLACE FOR CROWN LAND, MOST PROVINCIAL PARKS SOUTH OF CHURCHILL RIVER

The Ministry of Environment has issued a ban on all open fires south of the Churchill River to the U.S. border effective immediately, due to dry conditions.

The ban applies to all provincial Crown land, burn notification areas, and provincial parks and recreation sites within the ban area. This includes Clearwater River and Lac La Ronge provincial parks, but excludes Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, where fire hazards are lower. A complete listing of all affected provincial parks and recreation sites can be found at Tourism Saskatchewan.

Municipalities, regional and national parks may also ban open burning in their areas of responsibility. You can view a list of municipal fire bans and check with your local authority to find out if there are burning restrictions in place for your area or where you plan to travel.

No open fires or fireworks are permitted for the duration of the ban. Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane fire pits, 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 the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.

A fire ban is also in effect for Prince Albert National Park.

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