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Waste Management Facility Fire Update
Whitehorse – According to carbon monoxide monitors, the fire at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility is considered to be out as of Wednesday July 11th.
On the night of Wednesday June 20th a fire began in construction and demolition waste at the facility. The fire was under control by the following morning, but had flared up on Saturday June 23rd.
Over the following days, the Whitehorse Fire Department worked tirelessly to extinguish the flames with support from the Yukon Government, nearby volunteer fire departments, Yukon Fire Services and a specialist from B.C.
On Monday June 25th a soil cover had been applied, which was key to suffocating the fire.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.