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Firefighters have been battling a wildfire burning near Fort Good Hope for nearly 10 days.

Photo: NWT Fire Facebook Page

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Published yesterday at 9:12 p.m. EDT

Hot, dry weather is forecast for this week in the Fort Good Hope region of the Northwest Territories (NWT), which is unlikely to help firefighters who are still battling a wildfire that forced the evacuation of several hundred people.

Environment Canada is forecasting sunny conditions and maximum temperatures of 24 to 26°C over the next few days.

The authorities responsible for fighting forest fires in NWT. explain that in the season, when the weather is hot and dry, fires tend to be aggressive until later in the day.

According to data from NWT Fire published Sunday morning, the fire continues to grow and has burned an area of ​​approximately 55 km2. Efforts are focused on the perimeter that separates Fort Good Hope of the fire. The latter does not seem to be progressing towards the community and no building has been destroyed, specifies NWT Fire.

An evacuation order has been in effect since June 15 and affects the community of Fort Good Hope. Its inhabitants, around 500, had to evacuate. Many went to Norman Wellslocated approximately 130 km to the southeast.

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