A City of Yellowknife fire ban will be in effect starting Friday May 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm (noon) on open air burning fire pits and will remain in effect until further notice.

Due to current conditions the area is experiencing, the Yellowknife Fire Division is implementing a fire ban to reduce the risk of wildland fires within  city limits.

“The fire ban is a proactive measure to reduce the risk of fires starting from camp fires, bonfires or other open sourced flames within city limits. We all have a role in preventing wildfire”, said Yellowknife Fire Chief, Nelson Johnson.

The fire ban does not affect CSA approved propane fueled pits and barbeques.

For more information:

Kerry Thistle
Director, Economic Development & Strategy
City of Yellowknife