Department of Community Services

Yukon Wildfire Current Situation

Bulletin 8:

Monday, May 23

No new fires reported over Victoria Day long weekend

No new fires were reported to the Yukon Fire Centre over the Victoria Day long weekend, despite an increase in campers and hot and dry conditions in much of the territory.

“Given the fact that this was the first long weekend of the fire season it is very reassuring that no human caused fires occurred,” said Yukon Duty Officer Kris Johnson. “Lightning caused fires can’t be prevented but human caused starts can through responsible burning and ensuring any fires lit are extinguished. This weekend that proved to be the case.”

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