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Stock photo of Saskatchewan crews battling wildfires.

Wind pushes Fort McMurray wildfire smoke away from Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME May 20, 2016 - 12:41pm Updated: May 20, 2016 - 12:45pm

The weather is helping to contain the wildfires burning in Saskatchewan and push smoke back toward Alberta.

As of Friday, there were six wildfires burning in the...

Wildfire ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta.  in early May.

Helicopter pilot, evacuees reflect on Fort McMurray wildfire

By 650 CKOM May 19, 2016 - 1:42pm Updated: May 19, 2016 - 2:55pm

As fire continues to burn northern Alberta and move into Saskatchewan, the people left in its wake are still trying to make sense of what happened.

Ian Wookey, a Chinook...

Smoke rises from the Fort McMurray wildfire on May 4, 2016

Fort McMurray wildfire reaches Saskatchewan border

By 980 CJME May 19, 2016 - 8:50am Updated: May 19, 2016 - 1:03pm

The beast is right at Saskatchewan's door.

The growing Alberta wildfire that prompted the entire community of Fort McMurray has reached the border. However, Duane McKay...

Crews battled hundreds of wildfires in Saskatchewan in the summer of 2015.

Saskatchewan ready for Fort McMurray wildfire to reach border

By 980 CJME May 18, 2016 - 6:33am Updated: May 18, 2016 - 2:16pm

With the Fort McMurray wildfire set to reach the Saskatchewan border, provincial crews are readying for a fight three weeks in the making.

On Monday, Alberta Premier...

Refugees serve up food to fundraise for Fort McMurray evacuees.

Saskatoon Syrian refugees fundraise for Fort McMurray evacuees

By Lasia Kretzel May 16, 2016 - 6:51pm Updated: May 17, 2016 - 6:30am

Mohamad Alhalal knows first hand what it's like to pack up his life in a hurry and flee his home.

When the Syrian refugee heard about those in Fort McMurray who were...

The Highway 2 camera by St. Louis showed rain falling on May 10, 2016.

Rain helping douse Sask. wildfires as bans on burning take hold

By Sarah Mills May 10, 2016 - 12:34pm Updated: May 11, 2016 - 10:15am

Rain in some parts of the province and cooler temperatures are having an impact on Saskatchewan's wildfire situation.

As of Tuesday, just eight fires were burning, down...

The fire danger in southern Saskatchewan on May 9, 2016

Fire ban, forecast improving wildfire threat in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills May 9, 2016 - 1:04pm Updated: May 9, 2016 - 1:15pm

Saskatchewan's wildfire situation remains severe but the weather forecast could improve things. 

As of Monday morning, 17 fires were burning in the province - all human...

Aftermath of the 2011 fire in Slave Lake

Slave Lake mayor says recovery possible after fire disaster

By 650 CKOM May 7, 2016 - 8:51am Updated: May 7, 2016 - 8:51am

The mayor of Slave Lake is offering words of encouragement to evacuees in the wake of the wildfire in Fort McMurray.

Slave Lake saw hundreds of millions of dollars in...

A burnt-out neighbourhood in Fort McMurray.

“It’s like a war zone”: firefighter describes exhausting efforts in Fort McMurray

By Dana Reynolds, paNOW staff May 6, 2016 - 5:28pm Updated: May 6, 2016 - 5:30pm

Burning buildings, people running for their lives and chaos - Shane Bair's descriptions are that of a war-ravaged city, but he's only one province away as one of many...

A screen grab from security cam footage  showing a home in Fort McMurray being destroyed by fire.

Couple watches Fort McMurray home burn on security camera app

By 650 CKOM May 6, 2016 - 1:58pm Updated: May 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

James O’Reilly and his wife were among the tens of thousands of people who had to evacuate Fort McMurray this week in the face of a massive wildfire bearing down on the city....

A Fort McMurray neighbourhood which was destroyed by the wildfire, May 5, 2016.

Stories of evacuees inspire donations to the Saskatchewan Day of Caring for Fort McMurray

By Adriana Christianson May 6, 2016 - 7:08am Updated: May 6, 2016 - 7:24am

More than 80,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray and the surrounding communities and the wildfire continues to burn.

Many people have no idea when they...

Wildfire burns around Fort McMurray on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Displaced & devastated: wildfires continue to burn around Fort McMurray

By Courtney Markewich May 4, 2016 - 11:04am Updated: May 4, 2016 - 11:15am

A steady flow of traffic was still leaving Fort McMurray Wednesday morning after wildfires ripped through the northern Alberta community overnight.

A mandatory...