July 5, 2015 2:37 pm
Updated: July 6, 2015 11:35 am

IN PHOTOS: Wildfires burn in northern Saskatchewan

The Montreal Lake area, Friday, July 3, 2015.

Courtesy: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes as more than 100 wildfires continue to burn in Saskatchewan.

Provincial officials said Sunday the amount of land that’s burning in the province this year is around 10 times what’s normal.

Steve Roberts with the wildfire management branch of the environment ministry says over the last five years, 30,000 hectares burn annually in high-priority zones.

He says 300,000 hectares are burning in those zones this year.

READ MORE: Thousands more flee from Saskatchewan fires

Here’s a photo gallery of wildfires as evacuations and emergency personnel deal with the blazes in northern Saskatchewan.

Anyone with photos of wildfires can email them to saskatoon@globalnews.ca.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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