Crews respond to vehicle fire at YK’s 97 Niven Drive

A fire crew responded to a burning vehicle outside Yellowknife’s 97 Niven Drive apartment building on Friday evening.

Residents were evacuated as an SUV burned near to the building’s entrance shortly after 8pm.

The fire, below a balcony containing a propane tank, was swiftly extinguished.

No injuries were reported.



The fire was the latest in a series involving vehicles parked in Yellowknife.

Several such fires took place in colder winter temperatures, when many vehicles would have been plugged in.