Communities should more frequently use preemptive fireguards – controlled burns carried out ahead of time – to protect against wildfires, an NWT expert said.
The 2021 fire season is off to a predictably slow start, but the Beaufort Delta and Sahtu are drier than normal and August could bring trouble in the Dehcho.
Sometimes, a wildfire can last through the winter. A new study explains how climate change affects that, but whether these fires will get worse isn't clear.
The NWT's extreme 2014 wildfire season saw big shifts in the number of people seeking help for conditions like asthma and pneumonia. A study examined the data.
While scientists largely rely on weather to determine how much carbon a wildfire will burn, a new study suggests available fuel is actually more important.
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.
Yellowknife residents who firesmart their properties by clearing deadfall and brush can have the debris collected free of charge in early October.
A new Gwich'in project is building Indigenous knowledge into wildfire response. Meet a crew from Fort Yukon working to fight extreme fires in California.
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.