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Jul 18, 2023
Yeadon, 25, died after being injured while fighting a fire near his community of Fort Liard, N.W.T.
The family of an N.W.T. firefighter who died after being injured on the job this past weekend describes him as a smiling, caring person who was passionate about his work in the bush.
Relatives have identified the deceased firefighter as 25-year-old Adam Yeadon from Fort Liard, N.W.T., a member of the Acho Dene Koe band. He was injured battling a blaze near his community on Saturday.
“I think we’re just all still in a lot of shock,” said Yeadon’s sister, Donna Deneyoua, one of his four siblings.
N.W.T. government officials on Sunday confirmed the death of a firefighter but said they would not be identifying him while family were being notified.
The area where it happened is about 37 kilometres north of the B.C. border, where residents have been grappling with a lack of rain, record-breaking temperatures in some areas and a record-breaking wildfire season.