Hay River fire crosses highway, crews save buildings

Cabin Radio
August 28, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: Canada, Canada West

Yellowknife, Ndılǫ, Dettah, Ingraham Trail – “These fires remain out-of-control. Although these fires are not progressing as dramatically as others in the NWT, that does not mean the danger has passed,” the wildfire agency stated, using capitals. …“Winds should ease later tonight, but temperatures are expected to hit a record high on Monday to the mid-twenties, well above seasonal averages. …Hay River, KFN, Enterprise – The fire near Hay River jumped Highway 2 near the intersection with Highway 5 on Sunday, during what NWT Fire called a “very active” day. …Fort Smith – The fire hopped across parts of some containment lines yesterday and crews are working to contain that along the Foxholes Road, an area east of Connie’s Road near Highway 5, and on the south side of Highway 5 between Thebacha Road and Bell Rock.

Additional coverage in CTV News by Noushin Ziafati: ‘Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best’: Evacuation order issued in Hay River, N.W.T.

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