Fire ban in place for several Dehcho and South Slave Territorial Parks

Jun 26 2015

YELLOWKNIFE (June 26, 2015) – Weather conditions are extremely hot and dry throughout the Northwest Territories. A fire ban is in effect for the following parks:

  • Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park
  • Blackstone Territorial Park
  • Fort Providence Territorial Park

In addition to the fire ban, Little Buffalo River Falls Territorial Park is closed to the public until further notice.

Use of camp stoves and enclosed barbecues is permitted. Any device that uses propane to supply a burner for heating and/or cooking is also permitted; such devices must be used within a fire pit in a campsite or wayside park and the fire cannot be more than 0.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height.

Visit www.nwtfire.com  for more information on fire conditions within the NWT. Report smoke or fire to 1-877-NWT-FIRE (698-3473). Residents should contact their municipalities for information on fire bans within community limits.

For more information:

Megan Holsapple 

Senior Communications Officer
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 873-7340
Email: megan_holsapple@gov.nt.ca