Woman medevaced to Edmonton, two dogs die in Yellowknife house fire

YKFD crest courtesy of City of Yellowknife

One woman suffered serious injuries and was treated at Stanton Territorial Hospital and then transported to Edmonton for further treatment after a house fire Wednesday in Yellowknife’s Kam Lake area.

According to a news release from the city, two dogs perished in the fire.

Firefighters arrived about 7:15 pm and found smoke coming from the eves and side of the single-storey home located behind Arctic Farmer and Bridgestone Tire on Drybones Drive.

The house had already been evacuated.

The condition of the woman who went to hospital has not been made public.

She has not been identified.

Officials from the NWT Fire Marshal’s office are now looking for the cause of the blaze.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.