Environment and Natural Resources
FOREST MANAGEMENT DIVISION
NWT CURRENT FOREST FIRE SITUATION REPORT  
July 1, 2014  10:25 hrs
Total Area Affected in Hectares for 2014: 237,109.87 To report a forest fire, please call:
1-877-NWT-FIRE (698-3473)
Total Number of Fires in 2014:  113
NEW FIRES SINCE LAST REPORT
FIRE ID LATITUDE LONGITUDE RESPONSE CAUSE SIZE (ha) NEAREST COMMUNITY DISTANCE (km)
 
SS-039 61' 23.00 105' 17.00 BM Lightning 15 Fort Smith 390 E
ZF-039 62' 38.00 111' 33.00 BM Lightning 2 Lutsel' Ke 50 NW
ZF-40 62' 11.00 108' 45.00 BM Lightning 6 Lutsel' Ke 105 SE
ZF-041 62' 22.00 111' 17.00 BM Unknown 7 Lutsel' Ke 30 W
SS-040 60' 15.00  117' 01.00 BM Lightning 0.5 Enterprise 60 SW
SS-041 60' 31.00 106' 50.00 BM Lightning 8 Fort Smith 285 E
SS-042 61' 26.00 105' 05.00 BM Lightning 180 Fort Smith 400 NE
SS-043 60' 31.00 106' 48.00 BM Lightning 78 Fort Smith 285 E
SS-044 60' 34.00 107' 17.00 BM Lightning 5 Fort Smith 265 E
SS-045 60' 27.00 107' 16.00 BM Lightning 152 Fort Smith 260 E
               
NWT SUMMARY
TOTAL NUMBER OF WILDFIRES and AREA AFFECTED TO DATE
REGION FOUGHT FIRES MONITORED
FIRES
OUT TOTAL FIRES TOTAL AREA
(ha)
UC OC or BH
NORTH SLAVE 0 1 32 8 41 169,513.07
SOUTH SLAVE 3 8 24 10 45 55,227.10
SAHTU 1 1 9 2 13 3,900.50
DEHCHO 2 0 5 5 12 4,598.20
INUVIK 0 0 2 0 2 3,871.00
TOTAL 6 10 72 25 113 237,109.87
               
COMMUNITY FIRE INFORMATION BULLETINS WILL BE UPDATED AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY 14:00 EACH DAY FOR AFFECTED REGIONS AND AREAS on NWTFIRE.COM.
 
Please report all forest fires to:
1-877-NWT-FIRE (698-3473)
FireSmart manuals are available at local and regional ENR offices.
Burning Permits are required to burn from May 1 to September 30 except for personal cooking or warming. 
CURRENT FIRE SITUATION:
10 new lightning caused fires since last report.
Be careful with all fires, especially campfires.  Summers are short enough - better to enjoy the warm weather than chasing or being chased by a fire! 
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NWT COMMUNITY CODES USED ABOVE
SM South Slave Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Hay River, Enterprise, Kakisa, Fort Providence
FS Dehcho Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Trout Lake, Nahanni Butte, Jean Marie River, Wrigley
ZF  North Slave Yellowknife, Dettah, N'dilo, Behchoko, Wha ti, Gameti, Lutselk'e, and Wekweeti  
VQ Sahtu Norman Wells, Tulita, Deline, Colville Lake, and Fort Good Hope
EV  Inuvik Inuvik, Tsiigehtchic, Fort McPherson, Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk
RESPONSE CATEGORIES FIRE STATUS
IA Resources have been assigned to take action on the fire OC Fire is Out of Control
BM Fire is being Monitored BH Fire is Being Held
LA Limited Action taken to protect Values-at-Risk UC Fire is Under Control
For more information, check out www.nwtfire.com BM Fire is Being Monitored
To report a forest fire, please call:  1-877-NWT-FIRE (698-3473) DO or OUT Fire is Declared Out