Significant fire activity was observed on the north end of the South Slave fire towards Kakisa due to strong, gusty winds; however, officials say the flames have not progressed closer to the community.
NWT Fire says residents should continue to expect fire activity throughout the South Slave alongside smoke and ash in the sky.
“This does not mean it is not safe to be home,” NWT Fire says.
Containment lines and fuel breaks continue to hold in the Hay River Corridor and K’átł’odeeche areas, and no fire has breached the established perimeter.
According to NWT Fire, aerial support efforts will continue to reduce fire intensity and slow potential growth towards population centres.
Additionally, crews have set up structure protection on Highway 3 close to the northwest flank of the blaze and structure protection on the outskirts of KFN and Birch Creek remain on standby and are ready for use if needed.