Wildfire Update

 

Wildland Fire Update

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Northwest Territories Summary

NWT WildFire Update 

Total number of fire(s) 32 Declared out 18
New fire(s) reported since last update 3

Fought fires under control

1
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 9

Out of control or being held

4
Hectares affected: 3,848

Notes: 

Dehcho: 

FS-006 – Fire is 3.8 Ha in size and 16 km West of Jean Marie River. An initial attack was implemented and fire is under control. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

FS-007 – Fire was 2.5 Ha in size and 65 km West of Fort Simpson. An initial attack was implemented. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

Crews are checking on the status of FS-006 and FS-007 today.

FS-008: Fire is 1 Ha and is 62 km southeast of Fort Liard. Fire crews did structural protection on values in the area. Fire is currently out of control. There are no structures being threatened at this time. Heavy rains are forecast for the area tonight and tomorrow which should help efforts on this fire.

FS-009: Fire is 0.2 Ha and is 61 km from Sambaa K’e. The fire is being monitored for values protection.

FS-010: Fire is 13 Ha and is 81 km southeast of Wrigley. The fire is being monitored for values protection.

 

South Slave: 

SS-008 – Fire is 0.1 Ha in size and is 45 km from Fort Smith. An initial attack was implemented and the fire is under control. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

SS-009 - Fire is 25 Ha in size and is 59 km from Kakisa. The fire is being monitored for value protection. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

SS-010 - Fire is 100 Ha in size and 116 km from Kakisa. The fire is being monitored for value protection. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

 

North Slave: 

ZF-008 – Fire is 90 Ha in size and is 44 km from Wekweeti.  There is currently limited action on the fire. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

About the updates

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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) 8 Declared out 6
New fire(s) since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 1 Out of control or being held 1
Hectares affected: 111

Notes: 

ZF-008 – Fire is 90 Ha in size and is 44 km from Wekweeti. There is currently limited action on the fire. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

South Slave Region

SOUTH SLAVE REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 10 Declared out 7
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 2 Out of control or being held 1
Hectares affected: 144

Notes:

SS-008 – Fire is 0.1 Ha in size and is 45 km from Fort Smith. An initial attack was implemented and the fire is under control. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

SS-009 - Fire is 25 Ha in size and is 59 km from Kakisa. The fire is being monitored for value protection. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

SS-010 - Fire is 100 Ha in size and 116 km from Kakisa. The fire is being monitored for value protection. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

Inuvik Region

INUVIK REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 1 Declared out 0
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 1 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 87

Notes: 

 

Dehcho Region

DEHCHO REGION

Total number of fire(s) 10 Declared out 5
New fire(s) reported since last update 3 Under control  1
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 2 Out of control or being held 2
Hectares affected: 3,495

Notes:  

FS-006 – Fire is 3.8 Ha in size and 16 km West of Jean Marie River. An initial attack was implemented and fire is under control. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

FS-007 – Fire was 2.5 Ha in size and 65 km West of Fort Simpson. An initial attack was implemented. Cause of the fire was lightning. 

Crews are checking on the status of FS-006 and FS-007 today.

FS-008: Fire is 1 Ha and is 62 km southeast of Fort Liard. Fire crews did structural protection on values in the area. Fire is currently out of control. There are no structures being threatened at this time. Heavy rains are forecast for the area tonight and tomorrow which should help efforts on this fire.

FS-009: Fire is 0.2 Ha and is 61 km from Sambaa K’e. The fire is being monitored for values protection.

FS-010: Fire is 13 Ha and is 81 km southeast of Wrigley. The fire is being monitored for values protection.

Sahtu Region

SAHTU REGION

Total number of fire(s) 3 Declared out 0
New reported fire(s) since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 3 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 93

Notes: 

 

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.