There were some anxious moments at the Red Pheasant First Nation on Tuesday as a prairie fire backed by hurricane force winds raced towards the community. Luckily for the community of nearly 600, Mother Nature intervened and there were no injuries or property damage.
Fire pits have been banned at provincial parks for the Labour Day weekend. The R.M. of North Battleford has followed suit and issued a fire ban in the city until further notice.Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff
With 34 wildfires currently burning in Saskatchewan, including three that have forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from Pelican Narrows, the North Battleford Fire Department has announced a fire ban in the R.M. of North Battleford effectively immediately.