Wildland Fire Update

 

 

Wildland Fire Update

Monday, September 10, 2018

There will be no further Wildland Fire Updates this season. Remaining fires burning in the NWT will continue to be monitored.

Thank you to all our wildland fire fighters for their efforts here in the NWT and in other jurisdictions this summer.

Even though the weather has cooled off, please make sure all camp fires are completely out. Soak the ashes, stir, and soak again.

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

About the updates

As of the week of August 27th, wildland fire updates for 2018 will be issued only if conditions require. 

Updates are posted online here and at www.enr.gov.nt.ca and the 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 / Indice de danger de feu par région 

Community Weather

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

Northwest Territories Summary

NWT Wildland Fire Update 

Total number of fire(s) 55 Declared out 44
New fire(s) reported since last update 0

Fought fires under control

0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 11

Out of control or being held

0
Hectares affected: 13220

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North Slave Region

 

NORTH SLAVE REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 8 Declared out 8
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: 1133

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South Slave Region

South SLAVE REGION 

Total number of fire(s) 9 Declared out 6
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control 0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 3 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 1971

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Inuvik Region

INUVIK 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: 1049

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Dehcho Region

DEHCHO REGION

Total number of fire(s) 26 Declared out 18
New fire(s) reported since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 8 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 7836

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Sahtu Region

SAHTU REGION

Total number of fire(s) 8 Declared out 8
New reported fire(s) since last update 0 Under control  0
Fire(s) monitored for values protection 8 Out of control or being held 0
Hectares affected: 1232

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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 wildland fire.

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 wildland fires.

FireSmart

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