Category Archives: Forest Fires

Forest Fires, part 2: The view from above

Earlier this summer a forest fire was burning north-east of Inuvik. The fire consumed more than 4000 hectares and burned more than a week.

Waterbombers were the first line of attack. Firefighters from around the NWT then painstakingly drowned the fire at the ground level. No buildings were destroyed.

Forest fires: A hot and dry summer part 1

Inuvik has had two forest fires this summer, less than 10km from town.

Here are scenes from the smaller of the two. Water bombers were active dropping water and the smoke was visible from the community.