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Fire bans rescinded for RMs Britannia, Wilton, and Mervin

Once again, the province has issued further fire advisories.

As of last week, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport has temporarily outlawed all open fires at Candle Lake Provincial Park, Heritage Lake Recreation Site, and Waskateena Recreation Site, due to extreme fire hazards.

This ban comes in addition to the restrictions currently in place regarding fires in provincial parks, recreation sites, and provincial forests in the north.

For a complete list of all provincial parks and recreation sites currently affected by fire restrictions, visit saskparks.net

Meanwhile, Fire Captain of the Britannia Wilton Fire Department, Aaron Buckingham, issued a release over the weekend stating, “As of May 22 2016, The Britannia Wilton Fire Department has lifted the total fire ban.”

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The Department advises that there is still a partial fire ban in place for the protection area: only recreational and incinerator fires–approved burn barrels–are allowed.

Thankfully, with recent rain and cooler temperatures the fire danger has been lowered to low to moderate range for the rural municipalities of Britannia and Wilton.

In addition, the RM of Mervin has also rescinded its fire ban.

With regards to the City of Lloydminster, the local fire department has not issued any notices since the recent fire safety advisory, and ban to all fires in Lloydminster’s parks and green spaces, including Bud Miller All Seasons Park & Weaver Park Campground.

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