Kakisa, N.W.T. residents allowed home following forest fire
Most of community voluntarily evacuated to Hay River more than a week ago
Residents in Kakisa, N.W.T. are allowed to go back home after a forest fire forced them to evacuate from the community more than a week ago.
The fire initially posed a threat last Friday, when the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) issued a voluntary evacuation. Most people fled to Hay River
But Dawn Curtis, who's with ENR, says the rain on Friday night helped improve conditions near the community. She also says the direction of the wind helped Friday night too, blowing the fire into an area that had already burned.
Curtis says the fire is now under control and there's a burn-out line all along the access road to the community.
The road is only open to residents of Kakisa.