Fires around Yellowknife to flare up until snowfall: Northwest Territories minister

By Liny Lamberink
CBC News
September 4, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Residents making plans to head back to Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilǫ this week can expect to see fires in the area flare up in the coming weeks, says the N.W.T.’s minister of environment and climate change. The fire between Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀, as well as the one along the Ingraham Trail, are being held, according to N.W.T. Fire. That means they are no longer considered to be out of control, but they aren’t completely under control either. …Minister Shane Thompson said there had been more than 220 hot spots on the fire between Yellowknife and Behchokǫ̀, and 160 on the Ingraham Trail fire. He said those those fires will continue to flare up “until probably the first snowfall.” …N.W.T. Fire said 25 millimetres of rain had fallen in Hay River. The rain and favourable winds were expected to reduce the fire risk in the community in the coming days.

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