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Yellowknife

Firefighters called to truck fire at YK’s Niven Drive apartments

Last modified: January 21, 2021 at 11:12am


Firefighters quickly brought a truck fire under control outside Yellowknife’s 99 Niven Drive apartment building on Thursday morning.

Nobody was believed to have been hurt.

A black Ford pickup truck at the edge of the parking lot had erupted into flame. The immediate cause was not clear.

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The NWT’s fire marshal was being summoned.

Firefighters brought the fire under control shortly after 10am.

Smoke from the fire could be seen across the city’s downtown.

Vehicle fires are a relatively common occurrence in Yellowknife. Late last year, fire marshal said 2020’s total of seven reported fires was not out of the ordinary.

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