As of Tuesday morning, over 40 fire bans were issued across the province in response to hot, dry and windy conditions, and the list is expected to grow.
During a media briefing, Provincial Fire Commissioner Duane Mckay asked people to respect the fire bans.
“We would strongly encourage people not to use fire in any way until conditions change,” he said.
As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there were five active fires burning in the province. All but one at Big Island Lake have been contained. McKay said if someone sees a grass or brush fire, the first step would be to call 9-1-1.