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Dettah wildfire prep ‘nothing to worry about,’ First Nation says – Cabin Radio

August 11, 2023

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation sought to reassure residents as preparations were made for the possibility that a wildfire could trouble the community.

Fire ZF085 has been steadily closing the gap to Dettah from the southeast over the past week, and is responsible for much of the smoke smothering Dettah, Ndılǫ and Yellowknife over the same period.

Those communities are “not currently at risk,” NWT Fire reported on Thursday evening, at which point ZF085 was 29 km southeast of Dettah, along the south shore of Defeat Lake.

“If you see heavy equipment in Dettah, we are getting precautionary action in Dettah,” the Yellowknives Dene First Nation wrote online. “Nothing to worry about anything at the moment.”

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