Due to high temperatures and very dry conditions in the Sahtu Region, the Town of Norman Wells has implemented a fire ban on open air fires within municipal boundaries. Effective immediately and until further notice, a fire ban is now also in place for MacKinnon Territorial Park.
Camp stoves, enclosed BBQs and propane-fueled cooking and heating devices are permitted for use in NWT Parks. They must be placed within regulation fire pits and should not emit a flame more than 0.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height.
Information about fire bans and territorial park closures can be found under alerts on the NWT Parks website.
You can also follow NWT Parks on twitter at @NWTParks or Facebook at fb.com/nwtparks for updates.
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