Crutwell, Sask. under evacuation order again due to wildfire
Rally fire still 1,500 hectares
An evacuation order for the Hamlet of Crutwell was reinstated Tuesday afternoon after being lifted Monday evening.
Crutwell, which has about 40 residents, is about 24 kilometres west of Prince Albert. The order also applies to homes north of the village, up to Highway 3. Residents have been asked to leave immediately.
The Rally fire, first reported on Saturday afternoon, is once again threatening homes in the area. The fire is about 1,500 hectares in size.
The fire is not contained. According to the Ministry of the Environment, the fire was human-caused.
Those who leave the community on their own are asked to go to the Shellbrook Senior Hall on the corner of Railway Avenue and Main Street in Shellbrook to register.
Those who need help can call 306-747-2178.
Residents in Holbein and those south of Highway 3 have been asked remain on standby and to prepare for an evacuation in case one is issued due to wildfires burning in the RM of Shellbrook.
There are currently 14 active wildfires in the province, with eight contained, the ministry said.