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The Awry Lake wildfire 41 km outside of Yellowknife had grown to 4,084 hectares on July 27. Photo Courtesy of Amber Simpson

Wildfire northwest of YK holds steady as two fires spotted near Snare Hydro

The 2400 hectare wildfire roughly 40km northwest of Yellowknife has ceased to grow, but fire fighters are on standby until its extreme conditions ease, said N.W.T. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Amber Simpson...

Air quality statement issued for Yk as wildfire northwest of city more than doubles...

The out of control wildfire roughly 40 km northwest of Yellowknife has grown to 2400 hectares, NWT Fire stated Sunday. If safe, ground crews deployed yesterday will help fight the blaze, which has more than...

Out of control wildfire northwest of Yellowknife spreads

An out of the control wildfire roughly 40 km northwest of Yellowknife jumped from 940 hectares to 1300 hectares on Saturday. Lighting sparked the blaze on Thursday, with strong winds quickly tripling the flames' size...

Fire northwest of Yellowknife “out of control”

A lightning storm has sparked a wildfire, dubbed ZF-024, just south of Awry Lake 45 kilometres away from Yellowknife. ENR spokesperson Meagan Wohlberg said air tankers have carried out an initial attack but the fire...

Wildfire season is below average so far

Wildfire season is below average, GNWT’s Manager of Fire Operations, Richard Olsen told reporters Tuesday. Compared to a 10-year average of 76 , this season has only produced 46 wildfires: one in Inuvik, three in...

Small wildfire erupts in Hay River

A small wildfire was spotted on June 19 on Vale Island, close to West Point First Nation and the West Channel residential area. The battle against the blaze was taken on by the Department of...

Dry conditions close 60th Parallel Territorial Park

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has closed the 60th Parallel Territorial Park due to the threat of wildfires, states a Wednesday news release. The park – which is one of the first...

As Indian Cabins residents evacuate, GNWT could close southbound traffic on Highway 1

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for residents of Indian Cabins and its surrounding areas Monday as out-of-control wildfires continue to burn in northern Alberta. Residents were ordered to leave immediately and travel north, to...

Lighting strike causes fire at Prelude Lake

  A group of citizens banded together to fight a fire near Prelude Lake on June 13. Dan Hosfeld, who's family lives near a NorthwesTel tower in the Prelude Lake area, said he noticed the fire...

High Level residents to return home

Nearly two weeks after a wildfire forced them to evacuate, residents of High Level, Alta. are being allowed to return to their homes. A video posted to the town's Facebook page, states the mandatory evacuation...

Highway from Alberta to NWT reopened

The main highway connecting the NWT and Alberta has been reopened. Highway 35 from High Level, Alta. to the Northwest Territories border is open at this time, announced 511 Alberta on May 31. The Department of...

Three fires in South Slave caused by people – ENR

Three man-made fires started in the South Slave region in the past 48 hours has the Government of the Northwest Territories warning residents not to be careless. In a post made by the Department of...

Climate change has mental health risks, says Yellowknife doctor

In 2014, the Northwest Territories saw its worst wildfire season since the 1990s, with three million hectares of land burned in one summer. While the dry conditions that caused the fires have been linked to...