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Prescribed burn planned for Haines Junction

By hritchie
Prescribed burning in Mayo

Prescribed burning is planned in the Haines Junction area starting as early as Monday, April 29.

Wildland Fire Management crews will be removing hazardous dry grass from around the Kluane Fire Centre and Parks Canada building.

Prescribed burning is one of several fuel management techniques that Wildland Fire Management uses to reduce wildfire risk. These operations are carefully planned and can only take place during specific weather conditions that allow for ongoing containment by crews and minimal smoke impacts.

During the burn, which will take place over the week and depend on weather conditions, people will see smoke from the burn sites. This is normal. Wildfire crews are patrolling the site with enough resources to put the burn out if conditions become unsafe.

Details about the burn, and all wildfire activity, are available on the Wildfire Hub at Yukon.ca/get-wildfire-updates.

 

Contact

Fire Information Officer, Wildland Fire Management
867-393-7415 or [email protected]