Wildfire risk reduction projects taking place this week in Whitehorse

Wildland Fire Management crews continue organized risk reduction work in Whitehorse this week. Prescribed burning will take place:

  • north of the Takhini neighbourhood on Tuesday, May 11; and
  • east of Range Road near the old landfill on Wednesday, May 12.

Residents near prescribed fire operations will be notified by Wildland Fire Management staff. Short periods of low-intensity smoke may be visible from the treatment areas.

Prescribed fire is a strategic way of using fire under specific conditions to reduce wildfire risk. By removing material that potential uncontrolled wildfires could burn, areas treated this way help firefighters suppress the fire.

Map showing spring 2021 wildfire hazard reduction treatments Range Road


Map showing spring 2021 wildfire hazard reduction treatments Tahkini North
Contact 

Julia Duchesne
Fire Information Officer, Wildland Fire Management
867-393-7415
YukonFireInfo@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-130