Dry conditions spark fire bans in several communities

Tantallon fire - A Tantallon resident soaks down a hot spot with a garden hose the morning after the devastating fire which destroyed the Valley View Hotel in Tantallon. The popular bar was a landmark throughout the area.

Extremely dry conditions motivated authorities to issue a fire ban in Grenfell beginning on April 24. Fire Chief Dwayne Stone imposed a ban on all fire pits and open fires in town until conditions improve. Sakimay First Nation and other municipalities throughout Saskatchewan have taken similar precautions. In addition to…