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’.
How bad will 2018’s wildfire season be in the NWT?
The Northwest Territories’ fire operations manager gave his first forecast for the upcoming wildfire season in a call with reporters on Monday afternoon.