Prince Albert has put up the no vacancy sign as wildfires continue to burn in Northern Saskatchewan. Officials say the city is at capacity when it comes to evacuees and are asking those who can, to think about moving to another city with friends and family or if they are staying in a hotel, consider Saskatoon as a way to make some space for new evacuees.
A spokesperson for Social Services believes many of the 2000 or so evacuees in the city think they're going home at any time and so they are congregating in Prince Albert. Unfortunately, the fires are still a threat and there is no timeline for residents to head back.
Meanwhile, forest fires are continuing to send smoke over the province and that's caused Environment Canada to continue their air quality advisory for the area. The trail of smoke is expected to last until Wednesday evening when the winds should change and a system of moisture starts to move in.
The smoky conditions will lead to problems for those with respiratory conditions and in some cases, even healthy individuals may experience sore eyes, tears, coughing and a runny nose.