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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Wildfire around Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., declared under control

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Key takeaways: 

  • Wildfire around Wrigley is also anticipated to be under control within the following few days.
  • A wildfire around Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., was declared under control Thursday.

A wildfire around Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., got under control on Thursday and is anticipated to be extinguished in the coming days.

The recent cool climate has helped fire units bear larger fires across the region, said Jessica Davey-Quantick, a fire information officer with the territorial government.

Teams would monitor the blaze near Nahanni Butte overnight Friday to assure it stays out, she said while on CBC’s Trails End Friday afternoon.

“At this moment, there is no risk to the neighborhood,” Davey-Quantick said. 

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A wildfire around Nahanni Butte, N.W.T., got under control on Thursday and is anticipated to be extinguished in the coming days

Another fire of concern about Wrigley is also anticipated to be under control soon.

Davey-Quantick said firefighters are still attempting to determine the wildfire size around Wrigley, but it was reported at 21,933 hectares earlier. 

“It did cross the road, and it was something of significant concern,” she said. “We’re thankful to everyone in the neighborhood and all the fire units who put all that hard work in to keep everyone secure.”

She predicts a warm climate in the North Slave part to raise the fire risk over the following few days. 

Source – CBC News

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