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Wildfire Information


*Updated September 18, 2017*

The City of Yellowknife is advising residents that if phone and data services are lost due to a wildland fire, the city will pass important messages to the community through local radio stations.

Residents are advised to tune to 100.1 Moose FM or CBC Radio One 98.9 FM in the event that phone and data connections are disrupted.

For 2017 Wildfire information please go to and click on Public Safety Alerts

Read more about Emergency Plan and Preparedness


Fire Smart

Over the 2017 summer season, City crews will be conducting Fire Smart activities as part the City of Yellowknife's Wildfire Mitigation Plan (Page 253). This plan involves trimming branches, removing dead standing and deadfall, removal of pine or spruce trees in densely forested areas and pruning or clearing underbrush.  You might see crews working in public areas.  Questions or Comments? Reach us at

To learn more visit 

2016 FireSmart Program

FireSmart Program Summer 2017 Map (PDF)