Special Wildfire Bulletin: Fort Liard Fatality

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Special Wildfire Bulletin

YELLOWKNIFE (JULY 16, 2023) – The following statement was issued by Wildfire Information Officer Jessica Davey-Quantick:

“We regret to share the tragic news that a firefighter from Fort Liard has passed away from an injury sustained while fighting a wildfire in the Fort Liard District Saturday afternoon.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues and community.  We share your deep sorrow at this loss.  We send our deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragedy, including wildfire personnel who are committed to protecting their communities and the residents of the NWT."

“The Family, RCMP and Coroner’s Office have been contacted.  We will provide an update when more information is available.”


For more information:

Jessica Davey-Quantick

Wildfire Information Officer

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 445-5484