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Fire Ban in Effect August 20, 2021

A fire ban for the RM of Hoodoo is still in effect from July 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

This includes the RM of Fish Creek, Town of Cudworth, Town of Wakaw, and the Wakaw Lake Regional Park. Any wood fires are not allowed, including small contained firepits. BBQ’s, propane heaters, and propane fire rings with lava/glass rocks are allowed but please use caution when using these.

Any fires spotted can be reported to 911 and the fire department will be dispatched. There is a minimum charge for call outs of $1,000.00 for the property owner.

The fire ban is in effect until further notice and will be re-evaluated each week.

We thank you for your co-operation at this time.

Fire Ban in Effect – August 11, 2021

A fire ban for the RM of Hoodoo is still in effect from July 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

This includes the RM of Fish Creek, Town of Cudworth, Town of Wakaw, and the Wakaw Lake Regional Park. Any wood fires are not allowed, including small contained firepits. BBQ’s, propane heaters, and propane fire rings with lava/glass rocks are allowed but please use caution when using these.

Any fires spotted can be reported to 911 and the fire department will be dispatched. There is a minimum charge for call outs of $1,000.00 for the property owner.

The fire ban is in effect until further notice and will be re-evaluated each week.

2021 Fall Harvest Tips

The 2021 season has been extremely dry and as a result the Fire Dept would like to provide you with a few tips for the upcoming season.

  • Start with clean Harvest equipment and clean daily using compressed air or a leaf blower.
  • Check your fire extinguisher and ensure it is operational and still charged.
  • Install a pressurized water extinguisher on your combine.
  • Install a spade or shovel on your combine
  • Ensure a piece of tillage equipment is ready and available for use.
  • Fill your water tank and have ready for use.

There are other things a person could do to protect your equipment and property, if you have any questions, please contact any fire dept member.

Thank you

Wakaw Hoodoo Fire

Cudworth Hoodoo Fire 

FIRE BAN EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – July 23, 2021

The R.M. of Hoodoo is implementing a fire ban effective immediately – July 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. This includes the Town of Cudworth, Town of Wakaw, Resort Village of Wakaw Lake, and the Wakaw Lake Regional Park. BBQ’s, propane heaters, and propane fire rings with lava/glass rocks are allowed but please use caution when using these.

The fire ban is in effect until further notice and will be re-evaluated each week.

Hot Weather – Fire Risks

The Wakaw/Hoodoo Fire Department would like to encourage all residents to take caution around fires and flammable material during this extreme heat. The RM of Hoodoo No. 401, as of June 30, 2021, is in the “HIGH” Fire Weather Index with the likely possibility of moving into “EXTREME” in the coming days (see the link below).

Please take all precautionary measures necessary, such as having water nearby to extinguish your fire pit completely at the end of use, and to put out any sparks/ashes/coals that may stray from the fire pit.

See the link below to look at the Daily Fire Danger Map and tips to help you stay prepared during dry conditions.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/wildfire-in-saskatchewan

Tips for Preventing Rural Crime

The Wakaw RCMP has provided the following tips to help prevent crime on rural properties;

-Having lights in yards

-Security cameras, trail cameras, driveway alarms, etc.

-Locking vehicles, placing hitch locks on trailers, and locks on fuel tanks. Almost all stolen vehicles are left unlocked with the keys in them.

-Keep photographs and serial numbers of any items of value on your property. Having a serial number or identifiable feature allows the RCMP to enter that item as stolen on CPIC, allowing it to be associated and returned to you if it is recovered.

REACT Landfill

The REACT Landfill in the R.M. of Hoodoo is now fully operational as of June 16, 2021. We thank you for your co-operation during this time.

REACT Hoodoo Landfill – NOTICE

This notice is to inform you that there was a pit fire at the Hoodoo Landfill on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  Due to the fire and damage done to the compactor, REACT has restricted some services at the Hoodoo Landfill.

The Hoodoo site will remain open; however – REACT has been forced to restrict loads of construction and demolition materials from going into the garbage pit – until the compactor is repaired.  Bagged household garbage will continue to be accepted, and the rest of the site is open for business as usual.

We will keep you posted as to when REACT will start accepting renovation, construction, and demolition material at the Hoodoo Landfill again.  We are hoping operations return to normal in one week.

A reminder – ashes and hazardous waste, that is considered combustible, is not to be discarded in any REACT bins – even if ashes are believed/appear to be cold.  A pit fire is extremely dangerous to REACT employees, equipment, surrounding properties, and the environment, as well as being very costly to manage (according to the Ministry’s regulations).

The Wakaw Transfer station is also open & available (bins only).  Hours & locations for both sites are:

Note that the fire ban is still in effect!!!