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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Wildfire forces Yellowknife evacuation

North of 60 Mining News - August 18, 2023


Last updated 8/31/2023 at 1:23pm

Photo taken through car windshield by evacuee in line of cars under red sky.

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Residents of the Northwest Territories community of Hay River evacuate under a red sky caused by the smoke and fire.

Blaze could reach NWT capital by weekend, 20,000 residents leave; one mining camp burned, wildfires disrupt entire mining sector.

The already severe fire conditions across the Great Slave Lake region of Northwest Territories has taken a turn for the worse, prompting Canadian officials to order the 20,000 residents of Yellowknife to evacuate the territorial capital.

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