Police, fire crews respond to car fire downtown Yellowknife

A screen capture from a video showing the car engulfed in flames.

Updated July 14, 4 p.m. with comments from RCMP

Several police officers and firefighters are still on scene near the downtown liquor store in Yellowknife.

As first reported by NNSL, the crews responded to a car fire shortly before 1 p.m. The burnt car is still in the liquor store parking lot.

Police have put up security tape around the scene, but both 49th Street and 51st Avenue remain open to traffic.

RCMP told CKLB that officers responded to a call at 12:54 p.m. When they arrived , “the vehicle was engulfed in flames”.

Police say there were no injuries and an investigation is ongoing with the City of Yellowknife’s Fire Division.

Posted by Margo Edjericon on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com