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May 20, 2019 | 20:56 1 What the heck? do farmers think fire bans don't apply to them? Saw 5 or 6 fires going today within a couple of miles of us - burning sloughs, old bale piles, old yard sites. Ridiculous. Reply With Quote
May 20, 2019 | 21:00 2
Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
What the heck? do farmers think fire bans don't apply to them? Saw 5 or 6 fires going today within a couple of miles of us - burning sloughs, old bale piles, old yard sites. Ridiculous.
Burning anything is always a worry, at least to me anyway, but in dry windy conditions it's not worth it, and if there is fire bans on they apply to everyone so not sure what guys are thinking. Reply With Quote
May 20, 2019 | 21:27 3 Some RM's have quietly lifted their burn bans. Reply With Quote
May 20, 2019 | 21:58 4
Quote Originally Posted by grassfarmer View Post
What the heck? do farmers think fire bans don't apply to them? Saw 5 or 6 fires going today within a couple of miles of us - burning sloughs, old bale piles, old yard sites. Ridiculous.
Well yes some need there ass kicked ..
it weird cause around here it is 99% fires 🔥 started on First Nations ... 1% farmers fires .
Different area I guess lol Reply With Quote
May 20, 2019 | 22:06 5 But I am very sure chuck chuck will be in here shortly to blame the fires on residential schools. Reply With Quote
makar's Avatar May 20, 2019 | 22:28 6 500 a crack here, cousin got two just for not reporting burning in sloughs , both for idiots calling after 2am , really its a brush pile burning in slough surronded by 1000 acres of black dirt. My problem why are urbanites so stupid.
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May 20, 2019 | 22:31 7
Quote Originally Posted by makar View Post
500 a crack here, cousin got two just for not reporting burning in sloughs , both for idiots calling after 2am , really its a brush pile burning in slough surronded by 1000 acres of black dirt.
Is there a fire ban there Makar? Reply With Quote
makar's Avatar May 20, 2019 | 22:36 8 No, we had free burn until cell phones, now need 24 hour notice to bang the better half on the north forty. Reply With Quote
makar's Avatar May 20, 2019 | 22:38 9 No general ban here, but no cant burn . Reply With Quote
May 20, 2019 | 22:48 10 Ok just curious..
here within 24hrs of the fire bans being issued the First Nations start lighting fires.. every single spring . And no Chuck it is not the fault of residential schools.
And it’s simply a 100% fact , no paid scientific b/S paid for climate change... lol Reply With Quote
makar's Avatar May 20, 2019 | 22:49 11 How it works here now if you want to rub two sticks together you have to call in, be interogated, tell them your clearing 50 acres and you get a two day permit. Reply With Quote
makar's Avatar May 20, 2019 | 22:58 12 Its in the permit over 12k or so wind put out the fire, cost pipelines plenty, water trucks happy. This in the dead of winter. Reply With Quote
May 21, 2019 | 05:50 13 I know a rancher near Biggar that lost many miles of fence to that fire , no insurance. Also got a bill from the RM for fighting fire on his land , it was for over $100,000. This could ruin him.
But that’s only one example of many.
Fire bans mean fire bans ..... anyone who is responsible for out of control fires should be liable. Because there is no insurance protection at all for anyone else affected. Also it puts many lives at risk .
Hopefully the situation in the southern half of Western Canada changes soon. I see state or emergencies in Alberta yesterday. Reply With Quote
May 21, 2019 | 12:58 14 Hey Furrow,no bills sent out as of yet because of Biggar fire. Lots came in, approximately 300,000$, no help from province and last I heard, it was determined to have started on Rm road allowance. Reply With Quote
May 21, 2019 | 13:02 15 Should also have said to Grass, if a Rm has a fire ban in Saskatchewan, and someone chooses to light a fire anyway,and it gets out of control, you have cancelled your liability by disobeying the fire ban. Reply With Quote
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May 21, 2019 | 16:15 16 In our RM if you burn a slough and don't call the controlled burn line and the Fire Dept. shows up you get a bill.

If there is a fireban, the fire dept automatically responds to every fire and you get a bill. $800 an hour plus foam etc. Can add up quick.

SGI has a catchall rider that covers volunteer firefighting, debris cleanup, some unnamed contents etc. You just pick a $ value for your coverage. Look into it. Reply With Quote
May 21, 2019 | 17:53 17
Quote Originally Posted by RD414 View Post
Hey Furrow,no bills sent out as of yet because of Biggar fire. Lots came in, approximately 300,000$, no help from province and last I heard, it was determined to have started on Rm road allowance.
And here Goodale, Trudeau and McKenna determined climate change to be the cause for that fire. 🙈 Reply With Quote
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  • May 21, 2019 | 18:10 18
    Quote Originally Posted by RD414 View Post
    Should also have said to Grass, if a Rm has a fire ban in Saskatchewan, and someone chooses to light a fire anyway,and it gets out of control, you have cancelled your liability by disobeying the fire ban.
    I sure hope farmers get some help , for Fuk sakes that’s enough to bankrupt a guy . Reply With Quote
    May 21, 2019 | 18:11 19
    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver88 View Post
    And here Goodale, Trudeau and McKenna determined climate change to be the cause for that fire. 🙈
    Fukin idiots , it happens every spring , it’s called stupid people Reply With Quote
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