Voluntary evacuation for residents along Highway 3 lifted

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Yellowknife, NWT – The G.N.W.T says it has lifted its voluntary evacuation request for residents living along Highway 3 between Yellowknife and kilometer 300 due to smoke from a surrounding forest fire.

Firefighting actions undertaken by Environment and Natural Resources, including the control line to stop the fire from advancing towards the highway, as well as improved weather conditions prevented the fire from moving any closer and lessened risks posed to residents living along the highway.

Residents are free to return to their homes but are advised to continue to monitor the situation for future changes.

There is no direct threat to Yellowknife at this time, though city residents may experience increased smoke from this fire.

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