With warm, dry weather expected throughout the week, officials with the RM of Corman Park and the City of Saskatoon are warning about the continued risk of fires.
While many will be out enjoying the sunshine, Corman Park administrator Adam Tittemore may just be praying for rain.
The RM remains under a fire ban imposed April 15. Tittemore said conditions remain bone-dry, and he urged people to keep respecting the ban.
“With the conditions we have, fires would spread very quickly. So there’s potential for a fire, if it was to get away, it could very quickly spread and affect other people’s properties and take out a lot of land,” he said.
He added they had 14 grass fires in the two days leading up to the ban.
In Saskatoon, Fire Department assistant chief Dave Bykowy said there are currently no plans to impose any fire ban. But he said firefighters are concerned about the lack of moisture. The riverbank is of particular concern, because the slope promotes the spread of flames if they get out of hand.
He said anyone doing any kind of burning needs to be extra cautious about keeping flames under control.
Saskatoon firefighters have responded to at least 25 grass fires this year.