Active N.W.T. wildfires increase over weekend, majority remain in North, South Slave

On Sunday afternoon, there were 45 active wildfires in the NWT, most of them in northern and southern slavery.

According to the NWT Wildlife Improvement website, all 45 are responding.

Chris Tourangeau is a North Slave County duty officer, firefighter and firefighter with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The weather has made it easy for fires to erupt and most wildfires have been caused by lightning, told CBC host Lauren McGinis. Route breaker.

However, they are often closer to communities and can be more dangerous to humans.

The department warns residents to refrain from starting fires in certain areas and to take appropriate safety precautions if they do occur. This includes holding a bucket of water in your hand and making sure it goes out when the fire is over.

There are currently 18 active wildfires in the South Slavs, according to the NWT Wildfire Update, five of which are striking.

The largest, 250-hectare site, located 55 kilometers southeast of Fort’s decision, “is taking limited action to protect local values.”

There are 13 active wildfires in the North Slavs, covering an area of ​​740 acres[1640 km]south of Wikwete. The fire is being fought, according to state government.

On Facebook, NWT Fire posted that smoke was being felt in nearby communities in the North Slave.

There are seven active wildfires and seven other fires in Dehcho, no worries, the update said.

No wildfires reported in Beaufort Delta.

Workers from Alberta will help the state by sending five workers, according to a Facebook post from Alberta Wildfire.

The agency said it was able to do so because of a small wildfire in Alberta.

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