Wildfire near Carmacks is 1 of 8 new fires discovered in Yukon yesterday

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Yukon Protective Services said eight new fires were discovered in the territory on Monday, including fires near Mayo, Dawson City, and — most visibly — in the Carmacks district. 

“The most visible fire is Carmacks fire five, a 17-hectare lightning-caused fire,” it wrote in a tweet put out Tuesday morning. 

Though most of the new fires are in wilderness zones and are being monitored, the Carmacks fire has crews on site.

“It’s near Tatlmain Lake, which has a Selkirk First Nation site there,” said Julia Duchesne with Wildland Fire Management. “There’s some cabins there. So what our crews are doing on the ground right now is visiting those cabins and the camps there, putting

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