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Bulletin #10: Fire ban lifted for all Yukon communities

Total hectares burned this year: 252,902 ha
Total fires this year: 111
Active fires: 44

Southern Lakes

Finger Mountain (1 hectare, being observed): crews assessed the fire and installed monitoring technology. The fire is located in a wilderness zone, which is an area where the fire can fulfill its natural ecological role with minimal risk to human activity. Smoke may be visible in the area around Bennett Lake. There are values about 2 km south of the fire that are not currently threatened.

Fire danger ratings

Extreme: n/a

High: n/a

Moderate: Burwash, Carcross, Champagne, Haines Junction, Mayo, Nursery, Ross River, Stewart Crossing, Whitehorse, Willow Creek

Low: Antimony Creek, Barlow, Beaver Creek Town, Braeburn, Carmacks, Dawson, Drury Creek, Eagle Plains, Faro, Forty Mile, Hasselberg, Henderson, Iron Creek, Jakes Corner, Old Crow, Pelly Farm, Quiet Lake, Rainbow, Swift River, Teslin, Tom Creek, Tuchitua, Watson Lake Airport, Watson Lake Town

Burning restrictions

There are no fire bans in place for Yukon communities.

Yukoners are reminded to exercise caution 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. 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.

 

Report wildfires: call 1-888-798-FIRE (3473)

Last updated: August 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. PT

Contact: 

For wildfire information questions, email yukonfireinfo@gov.yk.ca.