Current wildfire conditions
The Government of Yukon's interactive fire map contains the most up-to-date information about wildfires and fire danger ratings.
Total hectares burned this year: 252,902 ha
Total fires this year: 111
Active fires: 44
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
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
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
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