House destroyed in grass fire, no injuries reported

By Roger White
May 1, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: May 2, 2018 - 1:49pm

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a grass fire which destroyed a vacant house on Saturday.

The fire occurred on the Saulteaux First Nation and not Moosomin First Nation as first reported.

RCMP Sgt. Neil Tremblay told battlefordsNOW no one hurt in the fire, which broke out Saturday afternoon and was brought under control by local fire departments.

Tremblay said the destroyed building was condemned and was unoccupied during the fire. 

Dry and windy conditions have forced several municipalities, including Meadow Lake, the Battlefords, Medstead and Flying Dust First Nation to issue a fire ban on open fires until further notice. The ban includes fire pits, barrel fires and fireworks of any kind and will run until conditions improve.

RCMP and fire officials reminded residents that many parts of the region are tinder dry, so everyone should use caution, especially when discarding cigarette butts.

battlefordsNOW and meadowlakeNOW will have fire ban updates as they become available.

 

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