A local state of emergency was declared in Prince Albert, Sask., late Monday after an evacuation order was issued for some residents in the city and the Rural Municipality (RM) of Buckland as a wildfire threatened the area.
Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement for the areas of Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Spiritwood and Duck Lake on Monday due to smoke.
Mayor Greg Dionne said three provincial waterbombers, a helicopter and a spotter plane were assisting in the fight as of 8 p.m. He said ground teams were sprinkling homes to protect them from the fire, which was creating its own wind tunnel.
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