Forest Fire Prevention Campaign Expanded

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 12:59



An official with Saskatchewan Environment says this season’s forest fire prevention campaign

is based on common sense and good thinking.


“Don¹t Let Your Fires Go Wild” is the title of the initiative, and education coordinator Larry

Fremont says members of the public will be hearing a lot more about it over the coming days.


Fremont explains the program is designed to make tourists and residents more fully aware of how easily fires can start in the boreal forest.


It was first implemented in the Big River area last year and Fremont says it was a big success.


Fremont says the number of fires caused by human hands dropped in the area by 30 percent last year, and feels the reduction came as a result of the campaign.