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By the numbers: northern Sask. wildfires, July 9

07/09/2015 06:47 EDT | Updated 07/09/2016 05:59 EDT
Wildfire numbers:

7,903

Evacuees registered with the Ministry of Social Services.

7,923

Are staying in one of Saskatoon, Prince Albert, North Battleford, or Regina.

695

Are now in Cold Lake, Alta. 

10,000-14,000

Estimated number of evacuees displaced from their homes.

118

Active fires in Saskatchewan, up from 113 on July 8.

601

Year to date wildfires in Saskatchewan.

500

Number of Canadian Forces in northern Saskatchewan.

90,000

Hectares covered in one of the province's largest fires. More area than Saskatchewan's 16 cities have combined.

54

Helicopters dropping water on the fires.

600

Firefighters currently working on fire lines.

600

Volunteers after the Lac La Ronge Indian Band put out the call for firefighters.

1,033,381

Population of Saskatchewan, as of 2011 census data.

404,403

Saskatchewan residents who live outside of metropolitan areas.

601

Kilometres separating Regina and La Ronge​.

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