More than 100 B.C. firefighters are in the Yukon today as wildfire outbreaks continue.
Thursday saw 23 new lightning fires ignite in the territory.
There are now 64 active fires in the territory.
Firefighters immediately went to work on four of Thursday’s fires because of their proximity to communities.
An estimated 280-hectare fire is burning 18 kilometres from Faro.
Air tankers and helicopters also worked on two fires in the Carmacks district. One is 45 kilometres east of town near the Little Salmon River. The second is 16 kilometres to the northwest, near Free Gold Road.
The fourth of Thursday’s priority fires is located 36 kilometres northeast of Mayo, near Mayo Lake.
The 62 B.C. firefighters that arrived Friday morning join 45 already in the territory.
More fires are expected as the forecast continues to call for hot and dry conditions.