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“High potential” for fire activity today, crews continue operations despite low visibility due to smoke

After the evacuation order was lifted exactly one week ago today, NWT Fire continues to mop up and bucket hot spots that kick up as fire activity begins its slow decline into the Fall. 

According to officials, there is a high potential for active fire behaviour today as temperatures rise to around 20°C, with widespread smoke causing low visibility and poor air quality. 

Despite the moisture in the air this morning in Yellowknife, there is no precipitation forecasted near the blaze today. 

Smoky conditions continue to present challenges for crews in the air, as it is unsafe for bucketing operations to be completed in the dense smoke. 

Crews are continuing to demobilize equipment for possible redeployment throughout the territory. Fire personnel are active on Highway 3 between kilometre marker 280 and Yellowknife, anyone driving through the area is asked to slow down to keep crews safe. 

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