The City of Yellowknife has implemented a mandatory open air burning ban.
The ban, which includes the use of approved fire pits within the city, came into effect over the noon hour on Friday.
Due to very dry conditions and no indication of rain forecast throughout the weekend, Yellowknife’s Fire Chief John Fredericks, has implemented an open air burning ban.
The ban includes Fred Henne Territorial Park and the Yellowknife River Day Use Area off the Ingraham Trail.
The ban will remain in effect until further notice.The public will be advised of a change in status through Yellowknife media, City of Yellowknife website and social media sites.