No structures have been lost from the Tuff Fire, west of the Waterhen First Nation.
“There was some access concerns with the one road in and one road out of Waterhen First Nation, so we’ve been working around structures like power lines and highways trying to secure those areas,” said Saskatchewan’s Director of Wildfire Operations, Scott Wasylenchuk.
“And putting up sprinkler kits on any remote structures in and around that area as well.”
Like the Rally Fire west of Prince Albert, which is now approximately 21-hundred hectares from around 15-hundred, he says the Tuff Fire has grown and is challenging because of the hot, dry weather and the wind.
But he says with easterly winds and cooler temperatures in the next day or so they should be able to make good progress and put in more containment lines.
Residents from Waterhen were evacuated Tuesday due to the Tuff Fire threatening those access roads.
Beverly Smith with the Ministry of Social Services says 122 individuals have been registered by the Canadian Red Cross in Saskatoon.
“This includes those staying at the Congregate shelter, which has been set up at the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre as well as a number of people staying with family and friends in that community.” she said.
About 13 families from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation chose to self evacuate, and they are now in hotels in Prince Albert.
(With files from CJWW)