This naturally caused wildfire is burning and visible along Highway 1 towards Fort Simpson past the Highway 1 Junction, stretching as far as just past the Liard Trail junction, has grown to nearly 90,000 Ha due to high winds and dry forest.
In spite of a helicopter and crew being dispatched to the Scotty Creek Research Station late last week through Monday, the station did sustain some losses. Two tents, an outhouse, a shed, and some equipment was lost. Two tents were saved.
Our team in the Dehcho has set up structure protection like sprinklers at other cabins and other structures in the area to protect them. No communities are at risk.
The fire is burning less than 1km away from the highway in some areas. With southwest winds and warm, dry weather expected over the next two days, we expect there to be significant smoke visible near Highway 1 and in Jean Marie River.
There is a downturn in the weather forecasted for later in the week – meaning cooler temperatures. There is a chance of precipitation beginning next week – which would put a damper on fire behaviour.
This natural caused fire, currently about 19km southeast of Wrigley, continues to hold at 1843 Ha. This fire will be monitored for the rest of the fire season. Residents in the area may see smoke in the air, but there are no threats to the community or any other values at this time.
This fire will be monitored for the rest of the fire season.
This fire continues to hold at 21,934 Ha. The area will continue to be monitored closely by the regional fire team. Residents in the area may see smoke in the air, but there are no threats to the community or any other values at this time.
Here is information on precautions you can take to deal with wildfire smoke: