Fire at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Fire broke out at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area at the end of April, 2016. Images taken of the grass fire on April 22, show the damage which was sustained on the western half of the Afforestation Area. This fire was quickly alleviated by Saskatoon Fire Department personnel. Luckily no one was injured. It could have quickly turned into tragedy with the dry spring. Since the grass fire, evidence of small fires have been seen in the area, but none have escalated into a grass fire. The fire came about after the Rural Municipality of Corman Park 344 called for a fire ban due to the dry conditions. The fire ban has since been lifted, on May 10, 2016. However as there are not any proper fire burning receptacles nor barbeque pits in the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, open fires are still dangerous and prohibited in a City of Saskatoon open space area such as the afforestation area.
Here is a Photo album online of the grass fire aftermath.
7990 – Fire and Protective Services Bylaw – City of Saskatoon
RM of Corman Park declares fire ban
Multiple fires have broken out in area around Saskatoon
CBC News Posted: Apr 15, 2016 5:55 PM CT Last Updated: Apr 16, 2016 7:51 AM CT
Lack of ‘April showers’ calls for fire ban in Corman Park
Carly-Robinson-Sept-2015 By Carly Robinson Global News. April 17, 2016
Please be careful it does not take long for a fire to become a raging inferno such as the latest tragedy at Fort McMurray, Alberta. There are no fire pits at the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, south west of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area