City: Thursday’s Yellowknife fire came from asphalt facility
The City of Yellowknife says the fire which generated a noticeable smoke plume on Thursday originated at the Ace Enterprises quarry on Curry Drive.
In a statement, the City said firefighters “noted a large amount of smoke and flame coming from an asphalt processing facility” after 12pm on Thursday.
“All workers were cleared from the area as a result of reports of large amounts of combustible liquids on scene,” said the City’s news release issued later that day.
The fire required a full group alert, which calls in all off-duty and paid on-call firefighters. Fire crews managed to extinguish the fire, the statement read, once it had “burned down to a tolerable level.”
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the territory’s fire marshal.