With a beautiful long weekend coming up, the City of Whitehorse is urging everyone to be fire safe.
Every year, the Whitehorse Fire Department responds to unattended fires throughout the community. Warm conditions also increase the risk of wildfires which can spread quickly, damage property and create the potential for loss of life.
If you choose to have a fire this weekend, remember these fire safety tips:
• Only burn where permitted or within an approved fire pit.
• Never leave your fire unattended.
• When you’re finished, remember to properly put out your fire and soak, stir, repeat until cold to the touch.
• In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
For more information on burning within city limits, visit whitehorse.ca.
For current Yukon fire conditions, visit Yukon.ca.