July 3, 2022 - The "Freak" NWT Wild Fire $eason
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The Weather Network
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Society & Culture
Publication Date |
Jul 03, 2022
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Based on 20-year averages, in a regular year the N.W.T. experiences about 245 fires affecting 570,000 hectares of land, and the firefighting budget is about $7.5 million. But during the summer of 2014, 385 wildfires burned in Canada’s Northwest Territories— 57 per cent more than average. The fires burned a record 33,900 km2, costing The N.W.T.'s Department of Environment and Natural Resources $55 million fighting the fires of 2014! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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