What we know about the Ward Crescent fire

Firefighters, over an hour into the blaze, remain at work to smother the remaining flames.
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Late yesterday morning, a cloud of dark smoke appeared over Old Airport Road in Yellowknife.

The cause of the massive plume was a townhouse fire on Ward Crescent.

The firefighters on scene immediately worked towards isolating the fire to the one structure.

Deputy Fire Chief and Incident Commander on the case, Darren Kuhn, says maintaining safety to the public was the first priority.

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We protected both of the exposures to keep it to the main lot. The fully involved [structure] has been ruled out as a loss.

Kuhn confirmed that every person inside the 3-plex managed to escape the fire safely.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The total value lost has not been confirmed.

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