Wildfire Update

 

 

Wildland Fire Update

Sunday, May 26, 2019

To report a forest fire, please call 1-877-NWTFIRE (698-3473) | 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week 

Northwest Territories Summary

NWT WildFire Update 

Total number of fire(s) 11 Declared out 11
New fire(s) reported since last update 0

Fought fires under control

0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 0

Out of control or being held

0
Hectares affected: 4

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About the updates

Updates are posted online here and on our NWT FIRE Facebook page.  ‪#‎NWTFIRE #FEUXTNO 

For more information, contact Public Affairs and Communications, Environment and Natural Resources, at 867-445-5484, or by email at nwtfire_info@gov.nt.ca .

Fire Danger Level by region

 

NORTH SLAVE REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 2 Declared out 2
New fire(s) since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 0 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 0

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South Slave Region

South SLAVE REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 5 Declared out 5
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 0 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 4

Notes: 

 

Inuvik Region

INUVIK REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 0 Declared out 0
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 0 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 0

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Dehcho Region

DEHCHO REGION

Total number of fire(s) 4 Declared out 4
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 0 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 0

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Sahtu Region

SAHTU REGION

Total number of fire(s) 0 Declared out 0
New reported fire(s) since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 0 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 0

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Important safety information

Road conditions

For information on road conditions and closures, please check the Department of Infrastructure website, call 1-800-661-0750 or follow Infrastructure on Twitter @GNWT_INF

Fire bans and park closures

Information about fire bans and territorial park closures can be found on NWT Parks website. Follow NWT Parks on Twitter at @NWTParks or Facebook at fb.com/nwtparks for updates. For information on fire bans in the City of Yellowknife, visit www.yellowknife.ca.

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 wildfire.

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 wildfires.

FireSmart

The FireSmart program offers residents the opportunity to reduce the risk to their property during a wildfire. FireSmart homes, cabins and neighborhoods allow firefighters to concentrate on fighting the wildfire, 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.