Wildfires

Flood and fire risk and potential were discussed April 29. Yukoners were told to be prepared in the event of either a flood or a fire. Submitted Photo/B.C. Wildfire Service

Yukoners told to be prepared for floods and wildland fire season

Floods and fire personelle spoke to the current risks of both weather events in the coming months.

 

The territory had its first wildfire of the season April 26 near the Deep Creek Subdivision north of Whitehorse. The grass fire was contained by Hootalinqua Fire Department, three wildland firefighters, and an emergency response officer. Yukon Government/submitted.

Season’s first wildfire blazes near Deep Creek subdivision

A 0.2 hectare wildfire was contained near Deep Creek subdivision near Whitehorse. The public is reminded to enjoy fires safely, as this time of year the fire dangers are high after the snow melts.

 

City of Whitehorse staff will report back to city council members in three months, detailing where efforts are with the city’s wildfire risk reduction strategy and action plan for 2021 to 2024. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Council adopts wildfire risk reduction plan

Staff will report on progress in three months

 

Riverdale residents can learn more details of the City of Whitehorse’s plan to FireSmart a total of 24 hectares in the area of Chadburn Lake Road and south of the Hidden Lakes trail at a meeting on Nov. 26. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

Meeting will focus on FireSmart plans

Riverdale residents will learn more details of the City of Whitehorse’s FireSmarting…

Riverdale residents can learn more details of the City of Whitehorse’s plan to FireSmart a total of 24 hectares in the area of Chadburn Lake Road and south of the Hidden Lakes trail at a meeting on Nov. 26. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)

South wildfire prevention project in Whitehorse will cost $1.6 million

The Fire Risk Reduction project will create a six kilometre fireguard along Copper Haul Road

Fire near Eagle Plains Lodge caused by lightning strike

13,000 lightning strikes happened in the Yukon the weekend of June 13 and 14

Training for the unexpected

Wildland firefighters train with hovering helicopters

Slow start to Yukon fire season this year, officials say

Rock Creek, Dawson City and Old Crow also at risk of flooding during river breakups

Elsa, Keno under evacuation alert

The Shanghai Creek wildfire is about seven kilometres east of Elsa.

Tagish Estates fire that burned down two structures and five hectares of land is now under control

Wildland Fire crews were called the scene just before 2 p.m. on May 7

A behind-the-scenes look at Yukon’s Emergency Co-ordination Centre

Media were invited to a mock activation of the centre May 8

First Nation development corporation eyes fire training as business opportunity

Da Daghay Development Corp. wants to privatize training by 2019

Golden Horn fire chief worries Yukon unprepared for major urban fire

‘It’s gonna happen. It’s not a question of if’