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Current wildfire conditions

Our interactive fire map contains the most up-to-date information about wildfires and fire danger ratings.

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Notable wildfire activity

Wildfire activity is affecting multiple Yukon communities. Learn about active evacuation notices and check 511Yukon.ca before you travel for the latest highway closure information.

Mayo

Crystal Lake fire (MA-021, 2,500 ha, out of control, full response zone; updated 5 July at 1 pm): the North Klondike Highway is closed between Stewart Crossing and Pelly Crossing, but pilot cars are trying to ferry vehicles between 6 am and 10 pm under specialist supervision and when life safety is ensured. Stewart Crossing is under an evacuation alert. The fire is 15 kilometres from Stewart Crossing. 12 firefighters are installing structure protection in Stewart Crossing today.

Whitehorse

Cap Mountain fire (XY-018, 3 ha, out of control, full response zone; updated 5 July at 1 pm): the fire was boxed in by fire retardant on 4 July and resources returned to the fire today. It will continue to be visible while further suppression takes place.

Beaver Creek

Snag Creek (BC-003, 900 ha, out of control, transitional response zone; updated 5 July at 1 pm): located 10 km northeast of Beaver Creek. 4 firefighters, 2 pieces of heavy equipment, 1 helicopter and 1 officer are assigned to this fire. Structure protection is being installed at sites near the fire.

Ross River

Finlayson Lake fire (RR-001, 1,000 ha, out of control, strategic response zone; updated July 4 at 1:50 pm): the Robert Campbell Highway is closed between Ross River and Watson Lake. Structure protection is in place at values in the area.

Watson Lake

Frances Lake fire (WL-008, 1,500 ha, out of control, strategic response zone; updated 4 July at 1:40 pm): burning along the Robert Campbell Highway between kilometres 162 and 170. The Frances Lake campground is closed. The Robert Campbell Highway is closed between Watson Lake and Ross River. 6 firefighters are assigned to this fire.

Rancheria Mountain fire (WL-011, 196 ha, out of control, strategic response zone; updated 4 July at 1:50 pm): located about 3 kilometres from kilometre 1072 of the Alaska Highway. Smoke may be visible from the highway.

Wildfire activity report

The wildfire activity report tells you about new fire activity and the current season's fire data. It is updated on Wednesday mornings by 11:30 am Yukon time. More frequent updates take place during periods of high wildfire activity.

Read the wildfire activity report

Burning restrictions

Yukon has general burning conditions that everyone must follow between April 1 and September 30. There are also 3 levels of special fire restrictions that are put in place during periods of high fire danger.

Learn more about fire restrictions.

Your municipality, as well as national parks, may have their own rules for burning. Know the rules for where you plan to burn before you start a fire.

Special fire restrictions

There is a level 2 fire ban in place for all Yukon fire management districts:

  • Cooking and warming fires are only allowed in the provided fire pits and stoves at road-accessible territorial and commercial campgrounds.
  • All other fire use is suspended.

Be careful when using fire; a wildfire can still catch and spread quickly. Do not build campfires larger than needed, and ensure all fires are completely out before leaving them.

Get in touch with us

Your reports help us detect wildfires quickly. Call the Fire Line at 1-888-798-3473 (FIRE) as soon as you spot one.

For non-emergency wildfire questions, email YukonFireInfo@yukon.ca or call 867-393-7415.

Current fire danger ratings and wildfire data

  • Total fires this year: 156
  • Area burned this year: 45,645.4 hectares
  • New fires in the last 24 hours: 21

Last updated: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 2:39 p.m.

What do these ratings mean?
We rate the fire danger rating to show how dangerous a fire would be if it started. A higher fire danger rating means more dangerous conditions.
What does N/R mean?
N/R means the station is not reporting. Sometimes this happens when it’s too early in the season or the station is being worked on.
StationFire danger rating
Tintina region
Fort Liard
N/R
Hasselberg
Moderate
Iron Creek
Extreme
Tom Creek
High
Watson Lake Airport
Extreme
Southern Lakes region
Atlin
Moderate
Braeburn
High
Carcross
Moderate
Champagne
Low
Jakes Corner2
Moderate
Nursery
Moderate
Quiet Lake
Moderate
Mount Sima
N/R
Swift River
High
Teslin
Moderate
Whitehorse
Extreme
Kluane region
Beaver Creek
N/R
Beaver Creek Townsite
Moderate
Burwash
Moderate
Haines Junction Fire
Low
Rainbow
Moderate
Tatchun region
Carmacks
Low
Drury Creek
Moderate
Faro
Moderate
Mac Pass
N/R
Ross River
Moderate
Northern Tutchone region
Mayo
Low
Pelly Farm
Moderate
Stewart Crossing
Moderate
Willow Creek
Extreme
Dawson region
Antimony Creek
Low
Barlow
Moderate
Dawson
Low
Eagle Plains
Moderate
Forty Mile
Low
Fort McPherson
N/R
Henderson
Moderate
Old Crow
High