Effective immediately the City of Yellowknife is re-implementing a mandatory open air burning ban. The ban includes the use of approved fire pits within the city.

Due to very dry conditions, no indication of rain in the forecast, and an expected increase in lightning activity later in the week, the City of Yellowknife’s Fire Chief, Nelson Johnson, has implemented an open air burning ban.

The City will be issuing fines for non-compliance. Anyone with a complaint regarding burning during the ban can call 867-873-2222. The open air burning ban will remain in effect until further notice. The public will be advised of a change in status through Yellowknife media, City of Yellowknife website and social media sites.

For more information:

Nelson Johnson                               

Fire Chief

City of Yellowknife                                                         

njohnson@yellowknife.ca

867-766-5500