Controlled Burns

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Controlled Burn

City firefighters, in partnership with the Government of Yukon Wildland Fire Management branch, are reducing the potential of fire through controlled burns in the City of Whitehorse.  

Controlled burns reduce the risk of wild and human-ignited fires, remove ground fuels and grasses, and provide firefighters experience in and understanding of prescribed burns.

Controlled burns are planned during the spring, prior to green up. All burns will be held mid-week, and the fires will be extinguished the same day.

Weather conditions such as temperature, wind direction and wind speed will be monitored on a daily basis.

Please keep an eye on our social media pages for any potential changes to the schedule.


Chris Green, Deputy Fire Chief
Whitehorse Fire Department