North Slave’s first forest fires of summer 2018 recorded
Two fires have been reported in the region of Wekweètì, a community of around 130 people some 200 km north of Yellowknife.
Rain to quench Fort Liard wildfire, still none in North Slave
Officials say they are no longer concerned by a wildfire south of Fort Liard as a band of rain sweeps into the region.
Winds may push Fort Liard forest fire closer to Highway 7
Officials expressed concern on Wednesday as conditions threatened to push a forest fire closer to Highway 7 and in the direction of Fort Liard’s local dump.
Calm start to the NWT’s 2018 wildfire season, for now
Three small wildfires are the extent of the NWT’s 2018 wildland fire season to date, though experts have warned to expect more severe fires later in the summer.
Wednesday’s heat smashed a 50-year Yellowknife record
Yellowknife had its hottest May 23 yet. Meanwhile, the Northwest Territories has recorded its first forest fire of the 2018 season.
NWT’s 2014 ‘megafires’ central to new climate change study
That summer’s wildfires are central to a new paper which in part suggests efforts to control climate change could be undermined by growing ‘megafires’.