118 wildfires are currently raging in Saskatchewan where two fires have merged to form one which is 5.5 times bigger than the City of Saskatoon.
Thousands have been evacuated from their homes and entire communities are under threat from the raging infernos.
Researchers are now speculating that despite efforts to extinguish the blazes, the fires may burn until the first snowfall.
It’s thought the weather pattern known as El Nino, which is caused by the warming of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America, is responsible for the warmer than normal temperatures which have led to the tinderbox conditions.
Roy talks to Bryn Levy, a reporter covering the wildfires for News Talk 650 CKOM in Saskatoon.