If you and your family are planning to go camping in Saskatchewan in the coming weeks, make sure to double check the fire advisories for the area to which you’re traveling.
Several fire restrictions remain in effect across province. Due to extreme fire hazards over the past week or so, the Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport has banned all open fires in the following Provincial Parks and Recreation Sites: Blackstrap, Buffalo Pound, Coldwell, Danielson, Douglas, Elbow Harbour, Pike Lake, Lac La Ronge, and Missinipe .
These fire restrictions are in addition to the Fire Ban announced on Tuesday, May 10th, which included Makwa Lake Provincial Park, Meadow Lake Provincial Park, Steele Narrows Provincial Park, Bronson Forest Recreation Site and Chitek Lake Recreation Site. All open fires in these locations are prohibited.
However, self-contained portable gas heating devices and fire pits, barbecues, pressurized stoves, and charcoal briquettes will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes at park discretion for the duration of the ban. For more information go to saskparks.net
As well, there is currently a fire ban in effect for Lloydminster’s parks and green spaces.
In response to continuing hot, dry weather, the City of Lloydminster has issued a fire ban for public areas including but not limited to Bud Miller All Seasons Park and Weaver Park Campground.
Park visitors are also reminded to properly extinguish smoking materials in ashtrays or designated cigarette butt receptacles.
Residents should be aware that even if the weather includes moisture, the fire ban may remain in effect, as there may still be a significant fire risk.
The public is advised this is NOT a city-wide fire ban—just for parks and green spaces.
For more information, please contact the City of Lloydminster Community Services office at 780-874-3710.