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Fire Fighting Continues But There is A Travel Opportunity into Northeast Saskatchewan.

 

The Executive Manager for Wildfire Management Steve Roberts reports fire fighting continues to focus on the Pelican Narrows area.  He says they saw minimal fire activity and growth in the Wilkens fire which remains at 6 thousand hectares and the Preston fire which remains at 47 thousand hectares.  He says the Granite fire was active Monday afternoon on the east side and grew and is currently at 110 thousand hectares.

             

 Roberts adds the fire activity led to a recommended evacuation of Tyrell Lake Monday afternoon and residents are not to return until advised to do so.

             

Sask Highways advises people who want to travel will be escorted on highway 106, the Hanson Lake Road between Creighton and highway 135 from 6 am to 11 am and 6 pm and 9 pm Saskatchewan time as conditions allow so there may be a long wait at times.  There will be no stops along this route.

 

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