By the numbers: northern Sask. wildfires on July 6

The numerical breakdown of the northern Saskatchewan wildfires.

1,400 military members, 6 arson allegations, and 1 giant helicopter

This map shows fire danger risks, as of late morning CST, Monday, July 6, 2015. Compared to the previous week, fire danger risks have decreased and become more concentrated. (Canadian Wildland Fire Information System)

According to the Saskatchewan government, the combined total area of wildfires burning in the province is 300,000 hectares. 

Wildfire numbers:

112: Active burning fires

25: Not contained

9: New since Sunday, July 5

56: Larger than 100 hectares

575: Total wildfires this year, so far

205: Total wildfires last year

1,400: Canadian Armed Forces members to be deployed to help fight fires

500: Are in La Ronge, as of Monday, July 6

This map shows the amount and size of active wildfires in western Canada, as of mid-morning CST, Monday, July 6, 2015. (Canadian Wildland Fire Information System)

540: Active firefighters deployed along fire lines

12: Structures affected by the wildfires, so far

6: Fires started by arson, all in Hall Lake, Sask.

​1: The largest helicopter in North America helping drop water on the flames

2,400: Gallons of water it can carry in one load

60: Seconds it takes to fill with water

2: Hours it can work on a tank of fuel

20-25: Water drops it can make in a one-hour period

The Saskatchewan government brought in this Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane helicopter to help fight growing wildfires in northern Saskatchewan. The chopper arrived in Swift Current, Sask. to clear customs, then it flew on to Prince Albert, Sask, on July 6, 2015. (Submitted by Tami Wall)


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