High winds blow wildfire away from Fort Good Hope

But NWT Fire concerned gusts of 50 to 60 km/h could cause flare-ups

Crews walk towards wildfire VQ001 outside of Fort Good Hope. (Photo courtesy of NWT Fire)

The massive wildfire at Fort Good Hope continues to grow, but away from the community.

There are concerns that high winds today could cause some flare-ups, but those same winds will continue to push the main fire away from the community, says NWT Fire. Gusts could hit 50 to 60 km/h into the evening.

Light rain over the past two days helped efforts in bulldozer blacklining.

The fire, VQ001, was over 8,226 ha, as of its last measurement July 1st.

Residents of the community were evacuated on June 15th. There remains no indication of when the evacuation order could be lifted.