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Fire at Yellowknife Dump Links

No doubt you saw the massive amount of black smoke being emitted into the sky earlier Saturday evening. The dump was on fire once again, this time in full forced. What started at 4:30pm continued to burn for about 12 hours. With help from Airport Fire Dept as well as helicopter and bomber they managed to contain it.

Mayor Van Tighen released this statement at 6:44pm:

There is a fire at the dump.

YKFD is on site and fighting it.

City heavy equipment is being supplemented by RTL.

ENR are working to enable an air attack.

YKFD asks residents to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed until it is extinguished.

Unfortunately I was not able to be there myself and take pictures, nor was I even in internet range, but here are links to picture and posts they were put up as the first was happening.

http://twitpic.com/gn64f – Credit Shane Riley

http://twitpic.com/gn6aa – Credit Shane Riley

http://twitpic.com/photos/arcticrose45 – Credit  Val Pond

Fire at Yellowknife Dump and Facebook album with amazing photos – David Heffernan

Flickr Photo Album – More amazing shots – Nigel Fearon

Reflections in the Snow-covered HillsMegan brings up any excellent point about something I want to talk more about soon.

News/North (NNSL) Video Clip – Credit NNSL

http://twitpic.com/photos/aumpleby – Credit Aumpleby

If you know of more pictures and/or posts that have gone up make sure you add a link in the comment section.

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Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, bread maker, and Yellowknife-ophile who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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