Friday, May 30, 2014

Fire Situation Heating Up

The Ministry of Natural Resources is shuffling it's fire fighting staff a bit
this week.

Water bombers, pilots and air attack staff that were sent out west to northern Saskachewan have now returned home.

However, the MNR has sent a quick attack team to Minnesota to help battle a wild fire in that state.

The team includes two water bombers, a bird dog aircraft and an air attack officer.

Meanwhile, the MNR says the fire situation is starting to heat up with six new forest fires this week, two of those caused by lightning.