Controlled burns are generally a part of farm maintenance, fire suppression and land management. For residents conducting a controlled burn in the coming weeks, the R.M. of Weyburn had some important reminders.

Candice Nixon, Development Officer for the R.M. of Weyburn, said that if any residents are planning a controlled burn, to contact the Provincial Burn number at 1-866-404-4911. 

Nixon explained that, "They will have a series of questions that you'll be asked prior to starting the burn, and then you'll have to call back when the burn is complete."

"This just notifies our Fire Department that there is a potential burn in the area," Nixon shared, and, "If there are calls on that burn, just to keep an eye on it."

She added that the call doesn't stop the Fire Department from responding, but it definitely assists in knowing where there are fires within the area.