Saskatchewan

Wildfire not contained near Prince Albert, Sask.

The province is reporting a new wildfire northwest of Prince Albert, Sask. Sunday afternoon, it was burning around 45 hectares. 

On Sunday afternoon, it was burning at around 45 hectares

Photo captures a shot of the helicopter that was used in Rabbit Creek Wildfire in 2018. (Submitted by Parks Canada)

The province is reporting a new wildfire northwest of Prince Albert, Sask., Sunday afternoon, burning an area around 45 hectares.

The wildfire is currently not contained. 

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) confirmed the fire was caused by humans, and that it started in the Nisbet Forest. 

The SPSA is currently responding to the fire alongside local authorities. They've sent 23 personnel, firefighting equipment and one medium helicopter to fight the fire, according the the SPSA. 

Nadine Wilson, MLA for Saskatchewan Rivers, posted on her Facebook page that strong winds hadn't been helping the effort but that she hopes the rain in the forecast will help crews manage the blaze. 

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

now