People in the Estevan area could see a flare at SaskPower's Shand Power Station on Tuesday morning.

SaskEnergy said in a release they will be conducting a controlled natural gas flare at the location, roughly seven kilometres southeast of the city.

The flare will likely be there from around 8 to 9 a.m., though the exact times could change because of operating requirements.

The fire would come from a flare stack temporarily attached to the infrastructure.

"The flaring is necessary to perform maintenance work on the natural gas line system in the area and supports the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to SaskEnergy’s customers," said SaskEnergy in a release. "During this process, a portion of the gas line will be isolated from the system and natural gas will be removed from the line in a controlled burn called a flare. Flaring is an industry standard practice when natural gas needs to be removed from a line and reduces the carbon footprint of the vented natural gas by 85 per cent."

SaskEnergy said the surrounding area will be supervised to ensure public safety. Residences will not have their natural gas service affected. SaskPower, the City of Estevan, the RM of Estevan, and local fire departments have been informed.