This fire, about 60km northwest of Fort Simpson and 25km southwest of Highway 1, is active due to high winds and dry conditions in the area and caused many reports to the region. It was 1390 Ha at the latest mapping.
Residents and travellers should be aware that fire and smoke may be visible from the highway.
We’ll be completing structure protection for a cabin in the area.
There is no risk to communities or other infrastructure at this time. We will monitor it closely once structure protection is complete.
This fire continues to hold at 21,934 Ha.
Containment lines were successfully strengthened with ignition operations (also known as controlled burning) and have held.
The Incident Management Team has demobilized after achieving these objectives. The area will continue to be monitored closely by the regional fire team.
On August 5, we received reports from Wrigley about burning near Highway 1. Our team assessed these reports it was found to be expected residual burning within this fire’s containment lines.
We would like to remind residents and travellers that some burning is still occurring in the area – and intensity has increased due to high winds. This is known to our team and will be left to burn out on its own as there as it is within the expected fire perimeter.
This may still cause smoke in the area near Highway 1. This is known to our team, and no reason for alarm. Travellers and residents should expect smoke, proceed with caution, and follow any instructions and signage.
There is no risk to the community of Wrigley, or any other structures in the area.
All other active fires are under control or being monitored for protection of communities, cabins, infrastructure, and other values at risk.
Smoke should continue to be expected in Wrigley, at times elevated, due to leftover burning from the fires to the south, and across the region due to wildfires in the NWT, Yukon, and down south.
Here is information on precautions you can take to deal with wildfire smoke: