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Sask. RCMP issues warning following fire south of Regina Beach

Views of a fire near Regina Beach from across Last Mountain Lake at Saskatchewan Beach. (Courtesy: Regina Sailing Club) Views of a fire near Regina Beach from across Last Mountain Lake at Saskatchewan Beach. (Courtesy: Regina Sailing Club)
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Saskatchewan RCMP are advising drivers to avoid the Regina Beach area as fire crews battle a blaze south of the community.

The fire departments of Lumsden, Bethune and Regina Beach are on scene of a large fire near the community’s landfill.

In a news release issued at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Lumsden RCMP warned drivers to avoid the area due heavy smoke.

“If you are driving through smoke, please slow down and ensure your headlights are on,” the release read.

Some local road were closed as a result of the flames.

Highway Hotline issued an incident warning for Highway 54 at 3:19 p.m., warning motorists to use caution in the area due to the fire.

While smoky conditions were observed near Regina Beach Sunday evening, the fires appeared to be put out.

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