Fire ban lifted

Fire ban lifted The open-fire ban over central Yukon has been lifted. The ban had been in effect over the weekend in central and northern parts of the territory.

The open-fire ban over central Yukon has been lifted.

The ban had been in effect over the weekend in central and northern parts of the territory.

Cooling temperatures and increased precipitation have reduced the fire danger and limited the outbreak of new wildfires.

“We appreciate the public’s support in abiding by the ban,” said Mike Sparks with Wildland Fire Management. “While the ban is no longer in place, we are still asking the public to be responsible when burning and to continue to report wildfires.”

A fire ban within the city of Whitehorse has also been lifted.

The ban prohibited the use of backyard fire pits.

Open fires are still prohibited within city limits. Campfires are only allowed in official campgrounds and approved backyard fire pits.

A fire continues to burn on both sides of the Robert Campbell Highway near the Little Salmon River.

The road has been periodically closed and a travel advisory remains in place.

As of Tuesday 36 firefighters and three helicopters were assigned to that fire.

Yukoners across the territory may encounter smoky conditions as a result of wildfires in the territory as well in Alaska, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

(Jacqueline Ronson)

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