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Dempster Highway closed again by wildfire on Yukon side

A file photo of the Dempster Highway. Reinhardt/Dreamstime
A file photo of the Dempster Highway. Reinhardt/Dreamstime

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The Dempster Highway connecting the Beaufort Delta to southern Canada has closed again because of a wildfire on the Yukon side.

The highway was closed by a wildfire last month, reopening on July 29 before this latest closure was announced on Sunday afternoon.

“The Dempster Highway is closed from km 14 at James Creek to the NWT/Yukon border due to a wildfire on the Yukon side,” the NWT government wrote.

“Please obey all road signs and follow the direction of emergency management officials.”

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The remainder of the highway on the NWT side remains open. On the Yukon side, the road is closed from marker 194 to 464.