After a long wait over the weekend, the Town of Hay River has made the decision to delay phase one of the community re-entry plan.
The Town of Hay River originally had plans to announce potential re-entry dates for the community. Phase one would have seen the return of essential service workers; however, as the fire continues to pose a threat to Hay River, the decision was made to delay the announcement.
Currently, the blaze stands just 1 km west of the airport and only 500m west of the industrial area and the hospital.
According to the Town, council will review conditions and progress made to the fire containment tomorrow after crews battle the blaze for another night.