A hazy Thursday afternoon over the Moose Jaw area has a couple of fires to blame. Smoke from northern Saskatchewan was travelling down to our neck of the woods, but a grass fire just west of Regina was also causing concerns.
The smoke moved in suddenly and prompted Environment Canada issued a special air quality statement at one point. That advisory lasted through the night and was lifted around 4 Friday morning as the winds started to shift.
Fires are of great concern right now across southern Saskatchewan with warnings being sent out by a number of agencies. Hunters are being asked to stay on the roads and avoid driving into fields due to hot mufflers potentially starting fires. Some farmers are taking the extra precaution of hauling water trucks to the fields they're harvesting just in case a fire breaks out.