The wildfire season in Saskatchewan has begun, with much of central and southern Saskatchewan now considered a high fire risk.
That’s because of the dry conditions and the wind further drying things out after the snow melt.
Provincial Fire Commissioner Duane McKay says there are emergency systems in place in case a fire breaks out.
Emergency response caches have been set up throughout the province, which have been expended to set up fire caches.
A team is monitoring the risks to make sure equipment is moved to where the high risk areas are.
Fires have already started and have been put out near Dundurn and Lumsden. McKay confirmed the fire near Lumsden started because of a cigarette butt thrown out of a vehicle.