By the numbers: northern Sask. forest fires, July 18

All things data for Saskatchewan's northern wildfires.

Fire numbers down, more evacuation bans lifted

The skull of an animal, possibly a dog, was among the charred ruins found in parts of Montreal Lake, in northern Saskatchewan, when a forest fire threatened the community. Six homes were lost due to fire. (Dann McKenzie/CBC)

Wildfire numbers:

9:

Decrease in number of burning wildfires, as of Saturday, July 18.

1:

New wildfires since Friday, July 17.

103:

Active wildfires burning as of 10:00 a.m. CST, July 18.

637:

Saskatchewan wildfires to date.

105,000 hectares:

Size of the Philion fire, the largest active wildfire in the province, burning uncontained north and east of Weyakwin.

33,912 hectares:

Size of Regina, Swift Current and Saskatoon combined.

431:

Evacuees staying in Cold Lake, Alta., receiving support from the Ministry of Social Services.

2,967:

Total evacuees with health concerns staying in hotels, receiving support from the Ministry of Social Services.

6,957:

Total evacuees receiving support from the Ministry of Social Services. 

A bicycle and car among the debris of damaged property in Montreal Lake. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

11:

Communities with fully lifted evacuation orders.

13:

Communities with partially lifted evacuation orders.

2:

Air tanker planes returning to Quebec due to improving wildfire conditions. 

200:

Military personnel planned to be transitioned out from firefighting due to improving wildfire conditions.

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