Dawson City is without a fire chief today, but it's not yet clear why Jim Regimbal is no longer in the position.

The long-time fire chief has not returned calls to CBC, nor has the town's mayor or CAO. 

Yukon's Fire Marshal Dennis Berry acknowledged there is now a vacancy in the top job at the Dawson fire department, but said he's not been asked for any assistance.

Berry also said the town has one of the best-trained volunteer fire crews in the territory, with competent deputies who can handle the job until a new chief is hired.