Wildfire burns structures south of Hay River, N.W.T., through Enterprise – CBC

Aug 13, 2023

Flights departing from Hay River through the night to get remaining residents out

The Town of Hay River says wildfires have burned property and structures in the area of Paradise Gardens south through Enterprise.

The update, at about 11:30 p.m., noted there were no known fires within Hay River, north of Patterson’s Road. Anyone still in Hay River should go to the airport.

Flights are set to depart throughout the night, headed for Fort McMurray.

The update said winds have calmed down and the town hopes the fire will only have limited growth into Hay River overnight.

On Sunday evening, 215 people were flown from Hay River to Grande Prairie. Healthcare patients were also flown out.

People are using a Facebook page named NWT Wildfires Safety Check to mark themselves safe from the wildfires, and to check that friends and family members are safe.

It’s the second time this summer residents of Hay River, N.W.T., are fleeing a nearby wildfire; this comes as the community was hosting evacuees from Fort Smith fleeing their own wildfire.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/wildfire-burns-structures-south-of-hay-river-n-w-t-through-enterprise-1.6935477

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