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Provincial Fire Ban Lifted, Burning Restrictions Remain in Some Parks

Released on May 25, 2018

With rainfall in many areas, the ban on open fires for all provincial Crown land south of the Churchill River, including provincial parks, has now been lifted.

The ban was put in place on May 14. There are now no active provincial fire bans in Saskatchewan.  However, burning restrictions remain in some parks.

Campfire restrictions remain in place for Saskatchewan Landing, Pike Lake, Blackstrap, Great Blue Heron, Candle Lake, The Battlefords and Narrow Hills provincial parks.  Because of continuing dry conditions in those areas, a serious fire risk remains.

Campfire restrictions in all other provincial parks and recreation sites are lifted.  The fire ban for Prince Albert National Park remains in place.

Municipalities, regional, and national parks may have burning restrictions in place that are not affected by lifting the provincial ban.  Please check with local authorities to see what, if any, restrictions apply in your area or where you are planning to travel.  When using fire for any purpose, please take care.

For fires in or within 4.5 kilometres of the provincial forest between April 1 and October 31, you need a burn notification number, available free from your nearest Ministry of Environment Forest Protection Area office.

For current wildfire information, visit

To report a wildfire, call the province’s toll-free Firewatch number at 1-800-667-9660.


For more information, contact:

Val Nicholson
Prince Albert
Phone: 306-953-2459
Cell: 306-980-5645

Jalaine Thibault
Parks, Culture and Sport
Phone: 306-787-7828
Cell: 306-529-4087

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