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Wildland Fire Updates for 2017


Regular Wildland Fire Updates for the NWT 2017 Fire Season will begin May 1, 2017.


Wildland Fire Updates will be issued as the fire situation and conditions in the Northwest Territories require. Updates are posted online at and the NWT FIRE Facebook page.


For more information, contact Public Affairs and Communications, Environment and Natural Resources, at 867-767-9231 ext. 53041, or by email at


Road Conditions

Please check the Department of Transportation website, call DOT at 1-800-661-0750 or follow DOT on Twitter @GNWT_DOT for on road closures.

Use caution with fires

People are advised to use caution with campfires, if they are necessary for cooking or keeping warm. Please NO bonfires. Burn permits are required any fire other than cooking or warmth.  Do not leave any fire UNATTENDED even if you are camping in a Territorial Park. Make sure your fire is completely out before you leave it. Soak the ashes, stir them and soak them again.

Do not let carelessness be the cause of a wildland fire.

Everyone's responsibility

The Government of the Northwest Territories advises property owners and communities to reduce their risk of loss from fire. Everyone has a responsibility to prevent and protect their homes, cabins and communities from the risk of wildland fires.


The FireSmart program offers residents the opportunity to reduce the risk to their property during a wildland fire. FireSmart homes, cabins and neighborhoods allow firefighters to concentrate on fighting the wildland fire, which ultimately protects more homes and lives. If you would like to find out more on how to become FireSmart, please contact your local community government, Environment and Natural Resources office or see FireSmart.