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Stewart Crossing, Ethel Lake residents on alert to evacuate due to wildfire – CBC

Sep 11, 2019

Crooked Creek fire roughly 12 km south of Stewart Crossing

Residents of Stewart Crossing and Ethel Lake areas of central Yukon are on alert that they may need to evacuate their homes.

An alert was issued at about 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday, due to a wildfire at Crooked Creek.At the time of the alert, the fire was 12 kilometres south of Stewart Crossing and had crossed Ethel Lake Road, closing the road at the North Klondike Highway.

Yukon Wildland Fire Management estimates the Crooked Creek fire is 18,000 hectares.

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