Department of Community Services

Yukon Wildfire Current Situation

Friday, April 22 - Wildfire bulletin #1 @ 1030hrs: Staff with Wildland Fire Management were quick to respond to a small wildfire in the Whitehorse fire district Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at 3:00 p.m. and is the first fire of the 2016 wildfire season.

“This fire is one of the earliest in recent years and is an indication that the conditions are there for fire activity,” said Mike Etches, Director of Yukon Wildland Fire Management. “While the fire was small and quickly contained it acts as an important reminder to the public to be responsible with any kind of burning.”

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