Parts of Yukon under high or extreme fire risk heading into weekend, even with forecasted rain

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While what’s forecasted to be a rainy weekend across most of Yukon may temper some of the fire risk, some areas are expected to remain under a moderate to extreme fire danger rating due to potential lightning strikes. 

Mike Fancie, a fire information officer with Yukon Wildland Fire Management, said in an interview Friday that central Yukon in particular had seen a relatively hot and dry stretch of weather. That, combined with lightning or human-set fires left unattended or that get out of control, could result in conditions that allow for a wildfire to start and spread.

“My advice for people this weekend is unfortunately, you know, bring a

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