Fire Ban Status

July 23rd at 10:00 am

City of Yorkton Residents                                                                                                                                                                       
All backyard fire permit holders are permitted open burning in an approved fire pit, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Burning remains restricted outside these hours.

RM of Orkney and RM of Wallace
Due to the recent humidity levels being up and the current temperatures being down, the Fire Ban has been lifted.

Our fire departments would like to thank all for abiding by and understanding that conditions have not been favourable for burning this season. For immediate notifications of fire bans, please watch Yorkton Fire Dept., Springside Fire and Rhein Fire Facebook pages.

Also, for critical alerts, sign up to City of Yorkton Voyent Alert App, at


 Fire bans within Yorkton City limits, R.M. of Orkney and R.M. of Wallace are issued by the Yorkton Fire Chief.

Fire bans are based on current weather conditions and the potential risks involved. Subscribe to this page for updated changes.

Controlled burns

What is a controlled burn?

We understand there are times when farm operations need to burn fields or accumulations of clean wood from clearing land. We want it to be done safely. In order to conduct a controlled burn you must:

  1. Ensure there is no fire ban in effect within your jurisdiction;
  2. Ensure a fire break is in place to prevent unintentional spread of fire;
  3. The entire fire is monitored at all times. If someone can't see it, it is not considered to be monitored;
  4. You have access to enough water to put the fire out in an unforeseen change in conditions; and
  5. Report the controlled burn to the Province of Saskatchewan controlled burn hot line 1-866-404-4911.

You do not need to call our local department to report a controlled burn. You only need to contact the provincial controlled burn reporting hotline above.

Learn about SK fire bans