A fire ban has been expanded across much of Saskatchewan amid extreme wildfire conditions.
The province says open fires are now banned on all Crown land and provincial parks south of the Churchill River to the Canada-U.S. border.
Due to extreme wildfire hazards, some roads and campgrounds may be closed, the government said in a news release Thursday. Those planning to visit a provincial park or recreation site are advised to call in advance to confirm conditions.
People are also being told to check with local authorities to find out if fire bans are in place in communities and regional and national parks.
Fireworks are also prohibited under the ban. However, self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane fire pits or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes.
A full list of provincial parks and recreation sites under the ban is available on the Saskatchewan government website.