The Executive Director of Wildfire Management for Saskatchewan Steve Roberts reports significant rain has fallen in the Pelican Narrows area and that behavior significantly reduced the fire activity helping their crews on the ground to ensure things are secure in that area. He says fire sizes for the Wilkins fire have not changed, it is still 59 hundred hectares, the Granite fire is about 30 percent contained and its 126 thousand hectares and the Preston fire is about 30 percent contained as well at 47 thousand hectares. Roberts adds they will continue to work on the secure areas of the fires but they’ll also start critical work to do reclamation for where they had heavy equipment working on the fires.
The last of the residents evacuated from Pelican Narrows were expected to be home by late yesterday afternoon. Crews are out repairing highways damaged by the fires and as the fires are still burning air quality in Pelican Narrows continues to be monitored.