Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:48

Fire bans in place for much of southern Saskatchewan

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Due to extreme fire hazards, the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport has issued a restriction on all open fires in Good Spirit and Duck Mountain provincial parks.

All open fires in these locations are prohibited and these restrictions will remain in effect until public notification by the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.Campers with upcoming reservations or who are planning to visit either park can go to for updates on the fire restriction status.
Due to extreme fire hazards, the Ministry of Environment has issued a ban on all open fires for provincial parks and recreation sites south of the Churchill River, excluding Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.
It is important to note that equipment used for cooking and heating purposes is permitted at park discretion for the duration of the ban, including: self-contained CSA approved portable gas heating devices and fire pits, barbecues, pressurized stoves and charcoal briquettes.
Travellers and outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to support fire suppression efforts by respecting any road closures, carrying a fire extinguisher in vehicles, and avoiding unnecessary idling.
Report any fires observed in these parks by calling Park Watch toll free at 1-800-667-1788.  If a fire appears to be out of control, call 911.  For those living nearby or visiting areas near these parks, please check with local Rural Municipalities for fire restrictions.

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