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Yukon wildfire situation calms

July 21, 2017, Whitehorse - With the forest fire situation in northern Yukon settling down, regional fire management officials are freeing personnel to fight fires in British Columbia.

Yukon Wildland Fire Information Officer George Maratos says most of the territory has a low fire danger rating, except for Old Crow, which is at a high rating.

He says 34 firefighters and four incident management staff will be sent to British Columbia early next week to help battle the devastating fires there.

He says if the situation does change in Yukon, the crews can be recalled. (CKRW)

July 21, 2017  By The Canadian Press

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