Wildfire Bulletin #10
6/14/2006 - 9:20 AM
Firefighters Respond to Two Local Fires Tuesday
Whitehorse city firefighters responded to fire in the Copper Ridge subdivision last evening. The fire was in the green belt off of Falcon Drive. A 3 person Wildland Fire Management crew assisted city crews and mopped up the .1 hectare fire.
Also yesterday, quick action by the Wildland Fire Management crews and the Ibex Valley Volunteer Fire Department stopped a .2 hectare fire from becoming a lot larger. A public call at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday from a resident on Echo Valley Rd., just outside the Whitehorse City limits got firefighters into action quickly. By 10:45 the fire had been contained. The Electra L-188 airtanker was dispatched, but a retardant drop wasn’t necessary. What started the fire is still being investigated, however it has been determined that it was human-caused.
Wildland Fire Management thanks the public for their assistance in reporting wildfires.
For Yukon Wildfire updates, call 1-800-826-4750