Yellowknife fire ban lifted

Smoke in Old Town 7/26/17
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Fire bans have been lifted for the City of Yellowknife, Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks effective immediately.

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment and the City of Yellowknife remind park users and residents to remain cautious, ensure all fires are extinguished before leaving sites and to use approved fire pits only.

On Tuesday, CJCD reached out to John Fredericks, Yellowknife’s Fire Chief, who said the fire ban is reviewed weekly and would only be lifted if the city receives a considerable amount of rain.

The lift on the the fire ban comes less than one day after the city was hit with a large amount of smoke.

The Yellowknife fire ban had been in effect since July 10th.

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