Elders evacuated from Waterhen Lake First Nation due to wildfires
So-called 'Tuff fire' now 1,400 hectares in size
Fires burning in Meadow Lake Provincial Park are infringing on a First Nation in the area.
According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, it is just over 1400 hectares.
Elders on the Waterhen Lake First Nation, as well as those with respiratory conditions, were asked to evacuate their homes and go to Meadow Lake Monday.
Band councillors are asking those who do leave the community to stop at the water treatment plant and check in first.
Waterhen Lake is about 48 km from the city of Meadow Lake.
There are currently 14 active wildfires in Saskatchewan, 9 of which are contained.