Department of Community Services

Wildfire Bulletin

Bulletin 16:

Thursday, July 15, 2016

Fire near Upper Liard Bridge one of four ignited by lightning

Lightning sparked four new wildfires in the territory Thursday, including one six kilometres west of Watson Lake near the Upper Liard Bridge.

“This fire was one of four notable starts Thursday, that required immediate response,” said Yukon Duty Officer Lorne Harris. “Fortunately all four fires were reported very quickly and as a result firefighters, helicopters and airtankers were able to respond and contain the fires before they could grow any further. Hail, heavy rain and lighting made flying conditions very challenging yesterday but staff did a phenomenal job.”

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