Minimal fire activity is expected through most of the week as temperatures continue to drop and humidity continues to rise in the South Slave.
No rain was forecasted for the area yesterday; however, weekend precipitation gave crews hope that fire activity should remain quiet. Today, rain is forecasted alongside very high humidity in the late morning and gusty winds from the east expected until the afternoon.
According to NWT Fire, crews remain present in the Town of Hay River to address and protect the community from hotspots near Highway 2 and the hospital.
Additionally, as residents of Enterprise continue their own return home, hotspots remain in the area. A scan along Highway 1 from Enterprise to Mink Creek has revealed “significant” hotspots along ditch areas, and crews will continue to monitor any areas of concern to ensure they don’t affect any infrastructure.