People are being asked to be extra cautious as wildfires burn out of control in some areas of the prairies.

With hot, dry conditions a simple spark off equipment or vehicles can quickly turn into a fire.

Individuals are encouraged to make sure they have fire extinguishers in the vehicle, equipment, and any off-road vehicles.

It's always important to be aware and follow any fire bans that may be in effect in your area.

The wildfire situation is growing across the prairies with a number of fires out of control in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Farmers, ranchers, and acreage owners are being reminded to avoid burning any debris, sloughs, or flax piles without checking with their RM or local fire station first.

It doesn't take much in weather like this for a spark to start a fire, or for a fire that is being watched to get out of control.