A photo published by Tłı̨chǫ Grand Chief Jackson Lafferty shows firefighters in Behchokǫ̀.
Highway 3 is open as of noon on Friday but “elevated” wildfire activity is expected along the road near Behchokǫ̀ as firefighters work to protect Rae, Frank Channel and Edzo.
Comparatively light south and southwest winds are expected to push the fire north. As of Friday lunchtime, the toll from the week so far remains four burned homes in Rae, with the fire yet to cross Frank Channel toward Edzo.
Work is continuing to secure a perimeter around Rae by creating a 100-foot area in which all fire, heat and fuels are extinguished or removed. A line of sprinklers is also being maintained in Rae and Frank Channel.