The fire is five kilometres from the southern end of Hearne Lake and 30 km west of the site of the former Blachford Lake Lodge.
East winds in the coming days are expected to push the fire away from the lodge and toward the northwest, in the direction of Dettah.
“Aircraft may be seen doing drops in the area as visibility allows,” NWT Fire stated.
“Plans are being put in place to mitigate the potential risk to Dettah. The fire is currently 41km southeast of the community. At this time there is no threat to the community.”
Meanwhile, some cabin owners on Prosperous and Prelude lakes are being told to take precautions over fire ZF011.
ZF011, now burning south of Duncan Lake, was readily visible from the Ingraham Trail on Monday.
As of Tuesday morning, the fire was about 12 km away from Prosperous and Prelude.
“Cabin owners on the east shore of Prosperous Lake and north shore of Prelude Lake are recommended to set up and test sprinklers to ensure they are in working condition, be prepared to leave the area if it becomes too smoky, and have a self-evacuation plan in place,” NWT Fire stated.