Prairies Issue Fire Bans
Mon May 25, 2015 06:34 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Effective May 25 at noon, Alberta applied a full fire ban to Alberta's forests, according to a government press release. A considerable amount of the province is now under fire bans, as well as fire restrictions and advisories.

This followed Saskatchewan issuing a fire ban Friday for almost all the region north of Saskatoon; the province saw its forest fire total jump to 200 on Saturday. A large amount of the province is extreme high risk, or high risk, of fire hazard, according to maps from Sask.'s environment department.

Alberta's full fire ban prohibits all open fires, ...

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