A mobile home-type structure along Highway 3 was badly damaged by a fire last week, according to the City of Yellowknife.
At approximately 4:45am on Friday, a passerby informed the Yellowknife Fire Division that flames and smoke could be seen pouring out of a structure roughly 14 kilometres from city limits.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a mobile-type structure completely engulfed in flames but because of a lack of vehicle access, crews weren’t able to apply any water.
Instead, firefighters ensured that there were ‘no exposures that would extend the fire,’ according to city officials.
On Friday night, the occupant of the structure arrived and told first responders he noticed a glow between the ceiling and chimney the night prior to the fire.
Following an unsuccessful attempt to extinguish it, the man evacuated without contacting the Yellowknife Fire Division.
A total of 23 personnel responded to the fire, including RCMP and the fire marshal’s office.