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Crews pulled back from growing wildfire near Yellowknife

July 19, 2019
By CBC News

July 19, 2019, Yellowknife, N.W.T. – A fire near Yellowknife is growing and exhibiting extreme behaviour. It was started Thursday by lighting and is burning roughly 45 kilometers from the city, near Awry Lake.

It’s now grown to 250 hectares in size. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says that for now it’s pulled fire crews and tankers off the fire because conditions are too dangerous, and is establishing an incident management team to focus on next steps for the fire. CBC News reports. | READ MORE