“Even though we experienced heavy rainfall yesterday, the fire hazard rating is still High and is expected to rise to Extreme this week due to the heat and high temperatures that are forecasted. Fire Bans remain in place for the RM of McKillop, Silton, Saskatchewan Beach, Pelican Point and Kannata Valley. Updates will be provided when the bans are lifted.”
Heat warnings are in effect for the area with temperatures over 30 degrees. They are expected to reach 38 C by Monday with no rain in the forecast and the long-range forecast showing temperatures over 30 until July 29th.
Jennifer Argue, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Last Mountain Times