Yukon Wildland Fire Activity Report for June 10, 2019

Name: Yukon Wildland Fire Activity Report - June 10, 2019
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Last updated: June 10, 2019
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A daily overview of Yukon Wildland Fire activity.
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New Fire Activity

A 1-hectare wildfire was reported near Cassiar Creek on the Yukon River. The fire was quickly attacked and held, and is now being monitored.

Region

Forecast

fire danger rating

New fires (last 24 hours)

Active fires

2019 fires to date

Number of fires

Total hectares burned

Beaver Creek

Low

0

1

1

349

Carmacks

Low

0

1

3

2

Dawson

Extreme

0

4

13

3,594

Haines Junction

Moderate

0

1

2

604

Mayo

Low

0

0

2

<1

Old Crow

Moderate

0

0

0

0

Ross River

Low

0

0

2

2

Teslin

Low

0

0

0

0

Watson Lake

Low

0

1

1

14,000

Whitehorse

Low

0

0

6

4

Yukon totals:

0

8

30

18,603

 

Visit the Yukon Fire Map at www.yukon.ca/firemap for a full listing of Yukon’s fire danger ratings and individual wildfire summaries.

Weather Forecast

An upper ridge will strengthen enough to reduce widespread convection in most of the Yukon. Scattered showers and thundershowers in Old Crow and Tintina. Isolated showers and thundershowers in Dawson, Kluane, Tatchun and Southern Lakes. Temperatures low- to mid-20s with crossovers likely in Dawson and Northern Tutchone.

Campfire and Burning Restrictions

All burning must be done safely. A burn permit is required from April 1 to September 30 in all areas of Yukon. You must also check with the local municipal authority for additional restrictions on burning within the municipality. All burn permits are automatically suspended when the local fire danger rating is moderate, high, or extreme.

Wildfire term of the day: fire management zone

Yukon has been mapped into five fire management zones based on population density and the presence of man-made structures. These zones help firefighters decide when wildfires can be monitored as they act out their important ecological role, or when they need to be fully or partially suppressed.