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Notice re: Wildland Fire Updates for 2016

Regular Wildland Fire Updates for the NWT 2016 Fire Season have now ended, as fall approaches and the territory experiences cooler temperatures with overnight condensation. Updates will be posted if conditions warrant.

Regional fire information continues to be available at


For more information, contact Ella Wray, Public Affairs and Communications, ENR, at 867-767-9231 ext. 53042, or by email at


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.

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.

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) 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, ENR office or visit

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.