Aishihik Road in Yukon closed because of wildfire

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Aishihik Road east of Haines Junction, Yukon, is closed until at least Monday afternoon because of a 24-hectare wildfire burning in the area, according to the territory’s Wildland Fire Management. 

The fire, named HJ-002, began burning on the west side of the road Saturday at the 45-kilometre mark, the department said in an emailed statement.

The fire has not crossed the road, but it is closed to traffic starting at the junction with the Alaska highway, it said. The Aishihik Lake Campground is also closed until further notice. 

“Crews are at work to hold the fire on its north and south flanks, and at its east flank along Aishihik Road,”

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