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Fort Simpson Warning Residents of Extremely Dry Conditions

The Community of Fort Simpson is advising their residents of extremely dry conditions in the area.

Due to the rapidly warming temperatures, the Town is warning locals of the risks that can come from open-air fires. Fires that are not properly attended can quickly escalate and become a major problem in the right conditions.

Fort Simpson has issued the following pieces of advice:

  • Do not start any outdoor fires if possible
  • Fires used for cooking or cultural purposes should be contained within a fire pit
  • Use wood and other fuel that produces as little sparks as possible
  • Use a fine grate over the fire to prevent burning materials from flying away
  • Make sure water is close by to put out the fire

Fort Simpson is also recommending that residents complete a FireSmart assessment on their properties. The assessment can be found by clicking here.

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Anyone with large piles of brush on their properties is encouraged to make use of Large Item Pickup, which is currently still in effect. Brush can be left at the front of the property, and arrangements can be made with the Town to pick it up by calling 867-695-2253.

The Fort Simpson Fire Department is also planning on doing several controlled grass burns in the next few weeks.

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