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Controlled burn at Pike Lake Provincial Park

A controlled burn at Pike Lake Provincial Park is starting Tuesday, weather permitting.
A controlled burn at Pike Lake Provincial Park is starting Tuesday, weather permitting. File / Global News

A controlled burn is scheduled to take place at Pike Lake Provincial Park this week to help control an invasive plant species.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is managing the prescribed burn to help control smooth bromegrass and renew vegetation in the area.

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Weather permitting, the burn will start on Tuesday and crews will be working until Wednesday.

Access to areas of the park will be restricted until Thursday.

Ministry officials said there is no need to contact emergency services through the duration of the burn if smoke is seen. Pike Lake Provincial Park is approximately 35 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.

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