Whitehorse Daily Star

Image title

Photo by Photo Submitted

UNDER OBSERVATION – Dawson fire #2 is currently visible from the North Klondike Highway, 45 kilometres away from the road. It’s burning on a boreal spruce-covered hilltop in a wilderness response zone. Wildfire officers monitor wilderness zone fires because areas of concentrated human activity, like communities or highways, are included in zones that call for more aggressive responses. Photo courtesy of YUKON PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Several fires extinguished

Two lightning-caused fires, 0.1 and 9 hectares in size, were reported Tuesday night on King Solomon Dome in the Dawson City region.

By Whitehorse Star on June 17, 2021

Two lightning-caused fires, 0.1 and 9 hectares in size, were reported Tuesday night on King Solomon Dome in the Dawson City region.

Crews were on-site Wednesday following successful evening air-tanker operations, said Yukon Wildland Fire Management officials.

Last weekend, firefighters put out three small lightning-caused blazes near Kilometre 20 of the Dempster Highway, near Frenchman Lake, and north of Marsh Lake’s New Constabulary subdivision.

Crews also put out a spot fire caused by a fallen power line along Fish Lake Road.

Two new wilderness zone fires are being monitored by wildfire officials.

Comments (6)

Up 0 Down 0

Wilson on Jun 24, 2021 at 6:01 am

These fire crews are putting their lives on the line for us. Let's make sure they get a raise and are supplied with nothing but the best in the way of PPE.

Up 16 Down 0

John Smythe on Jun 21, 2021 at 8:37 am

Firefighters are brave people putting their lives on the line every time they get the call. Dangerous work done by brave people.

Up 15 Down 13

Patti Eyre on Jun 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Yukoners take whatever Wilf Carter says or writes or communicates in any way with extreme suspicion, he is motivated toward a certain political party which he disagrees with no matter what! Open your heart Wilf, let kindness in!

Up 14 Down 17

Wilf Carter on Jun 18, 2021 at 10:31 am

Caused by lighting right. Trudeau stated climate change caused the fires because our climate is warming up 3 times faster then the rest of the world and less rain and snow. So he put extreme tax called carbon tax to change the weather. Wow is that great Yukoners!!!

Up 12 Down 16

bonanzajoe on Jun 17, 2021 at 5:24 pm

What, no fires caused by humans? Oh yeah, I forgot, we're not allowed out until the gods give us their permission.

Up 24 Down 0

Al on Jun 17, 2021 at 5:01 pm

Thanks extended to the crews...

Add your comments or reply via Twitter @whitehorsestar

In order to encourage thoughtful and responsible discussion, website comments will not be visible until a moderator approves them. Please add comments judiciously and refrain from maligning any individual or institution. Read about our user comment and privacy policies.

Your name and email address are required before your comment is posted. Otherwise, your comment will not be posted.