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From floods to fires. Emergency officials across Saskatchewan say this week's rising heat could increase the wildfire threat.

Rising heat increases Saskatchewan's fire risk

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:59 PM -


As flood clean-up continues and claims for disaster assistance roll in, the Saskatchewan government is warning people to beware of fraud.

Officials say it's a good idea to talk to staff with the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program before signing off on repairs.

It's also important to use legitimate companies when looking for repair work.


While parts of the province deal with record flooding, others are bracing for a wildfire threat.

Warming temperatures across the province mid-week combined with gusty winds and tinder dry conditions in some places are the perfect ingredients for fire activity.

Officials say it doesn't take long for the fire risk to increase rapidly and as result, residents are advised to be careful with anything that could cause fires including campfires and driving an all-terrain vehicle.

With files from The Canadian Press

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