Fire bans lifted in M.L. region

By Kathy Gallant
June 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Meadow Lake and area residents can enjoy summer bonfires, now that local fire bans are called off.

The restrictions were put in place in late April for the City, and Rural Municipality of Meadow Lake, as well as Flying Dust First Nation in late April, while the Village and RM of Loon Lake put their ban in place in early May. There are no current fire bans in the Meadow Lake Provincial Park (MLPP).

Recent precipitation and cooler temperatures assisted in getting the bans lifted by both local and provincial authorities.

While the bans have been lifted, caution is still recommended. Within the City of Meadow Lake, residents must always apply for a permit to be able to use a fire pit, and need to follow guidelines for proper use and best practices.

For provincial parks, there are also strict rules to adhere to for open fires. This is especially important given recent wildfire activity in MLPP, with the recent Tuff fire which forced the evacuations of Waterhen Lake First Nation, Jeannette Lake, and claimed 13 privately-owned cabins on Flotten Lake.

Current information on fire bans is available on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment website.

 

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