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A Wood Buffalo National Park wildfire specialist spent two weeks helping the US state of Oregon fight one of its most destructive fire seasons on record.
Wet conditions are expected to remain into the beginning of the 2021 fire season across most of the territory. The Inuvik area, though, is an exception.
Seventy NWT wildfires burned 21,139 hectares in 2020 according to figures released on Tuesday. That's three percent of the area burned in an average summer.
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The NWT's wildfire season is wrapping up. The last active fire was declared out on Tuesday and firefighting bases are shutting down. It was another quiet year.
Thanks to rain and more proactive firefighting measures than in past years, just 21,747 hectares have burned in the territory this summer so far.
Firefighting crews in Dettah, Ndilǫ, and Yellowknife are now better prepared should a wildfire encroach on the communities.
A wildfire has appeared two kilometres from a Tłı̨chǫ all-season road construction area but does not currently pose a threat to the camp, the GNWT said.
A fire reported 12 km south of Inuvik on Friday evening had grown to approximately 254 hectares by Monday afternoon, prompting town officials to warn about smoke.
Stormy conditions brought lightning to much of the North Slave on Wednesday. Crews were seen attacking a new wildfire near Jennejohn Lake, east of Yellowknife.