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The Dangers of Unattended Fires
Whitehorse – Residents are advised that the fire danger rating has reached its highest point of Red (extreme) in the Whitehorse area.
As a result, burning permits have been temporarily suspended.
“We face an extremely dangerous fire season here in the Whitehorse area and the conditions are ripe for wildfires. Please be mindful of this fact and report any smoke or fire that you see by calling 9-1-1,” said Mayor Dan Curtis.
Failing to comply with the City’s fire prevention bylaws can result in penalties up to $1,000.
For more information about backyard fire permits or emergency preparedness, please contact the Whitehorse Fire Department at 668-2462 or visit www.whitehorse.ca/fire
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse