Wildfire Update

 

Wildland Fire Update

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019

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

About the updates

Updates are posted online here, on our NWT Fire Facebook page and Twitter @NWTFire  ‪#‎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 .

Northwest Territories Summary

NWT Wildfire Update

Total number of fire(s): 145
Declared out: 133
New fire(s) reported since last update: 0
Fought fires under control: 2
Fire(s) monitored for values protection: 8
Fought fires out of control or being held: 2
Hectares affected: 101,416

South Slave

South Slave Fire Danger Level

Total number of fire(s): 45
Declared out: 39
New fire(s) since last update: 0
Fought fires under control: 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection: 4
Fought fires out of control or being held: 2
Hectares affected: 28,754

North Slave

North Slave Fire Danger Level

Total number of fire(s): 61
Declared out: 56
New fire(s) since last update: 0
Fought fires under control: 2
Fire(s) monitored for values protection: 3
Fought fires out of control or being held: 0
Hectares affected: 10,769

 

Dehcho

Dehcho Fire Danger Level

Total number of fire(s): 20
Declared out: 20
New fire(s) since last update: 0
Fought fires under control: 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection: 0
Fought fires out of control or being held: 0
Hectares affected: 5,282

Inuvik

Inuvik Fire Danger Level

Total number of fire(s): 5
Declared out: 4
New fire(s) since last update: 0
Fought fires under control: 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection: 1
Fought fires out of control or being held: 0
Hectares affected: 52,913

Sahtu Region

Sahtu Fire Danger Level

Total number of fire(s): 14
Declared out: 14
New fire(s) since last update: 0
Fought fires under control: 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection: 0
Fought fires out of control or being held: 0
Hectares affected: 3,697

Fire Danger Level by region

Where is the smoke coming from?

Visit firesmoke.ca to see a live map forecast of smoke from wildfires in Canada, including the Northwest Territories.

Community Weather

Visit the Environment and Climate Change website to view NWT weather by community. 

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.