No injuries after fire at Yellowknife’s Birchwood apartments

Last modified: December 13, 2020 at 4:00pm

The City of Yellowknife says nobody was hurt in a fire at the Birchwood apartment complex late on Sunday morning.

The fire at Birchwood – located on Range Lake Road, across from the city’s École St Joseph School – began shortly after 11am.

Witnesses described smoke coming from one of the units and crews running hoses into the building while evacuated residents waited in temperatures below -30C.


By shortly after noon, firefighters were wrapping up their operation.

“The fire was detected early and Yellowknife Fire Division responded quickly. The fire was contained and no injuries occurred,” the city said in a brief statement later on Sunday.