The province's north is having a below-normal year for forest fires.
There are five active fires burning in the province right now. One is not contained; none are threatening communities. Dennis Trueman, Provincial Forest Fire Centre Manager says, hazards range from low to moderate across the north, fairly high in central Saskatchewan, and extreme in the south. Trueman says, with the moisture expected in the next few days, the hazards should drop to low to moderate. He also has some advice for people starting campfires: Check on the weather in advance, monitor the fire until it's out, and be aware that if you light a fire it's your responsibility and there will be costs if the fire should get out of hand. He says those costs can be significant.