Although the skies over the southeast have been opting to retain the majority of their moisture to themselves, the Estevan Fire Department isn't ready to put fire bans on just yet.

"Currently there are none that have been instituted here in the City of Estevan, the RM of Estevan, the RM of Benson and the RM of Cambria. We are constantly monitoring the conditions, but it seems like with the cooler weather at night time, it's definitely been playing a role in keeping it into somewhat of a manageable level," shared Fire Chief Dale Feser.

"That doesn't go without saying that you want to make sure that you're still exercising extreme caution. We did have a case on Tuesday in which a rancher was conducting a controlled burn, and it just got away on him. So he was very quick to call 911 and crews did respond out to the area. We were able to contain the fire and prevent it from entering into an unharvested corn crop."

They then corralled the blaze into a slough, where they let it burn down until it was out.

Other recent incidents attended by the fire department include the accident at 13th Avenue and King the day before, and another grass fire west of the city overnight Sunday, to which the Chief noted that the causew seemed to be an old coal seam flaring up. A commercial fire alarm had their attention before that, but no emergency was present.

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