The Yellowknife Fire Division (YFD) responded to a vehicle and structure fire at 717 Bigelow Crescent just before noon on Monday.

A vehicle erupted in flames between two residences and spread to the side of one of the buildings, according to information broadcast over the emergency services scanner.

Territorial Fire Marshal Chucker Dewar said that they are still investigating to better understand what caused the fire.

He told NNSL Media that the vehicle’s owner was doing some work on their car. “They left the motor running outside and then suddenly it was on fire,” he said. 

“There were no injuries and no indication of criminal activity at this time,” Dewar said. 

In a news release Monday afternoon, a City of Yellowknife spokesperson said the YFD responded to a vehicle fire call at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Bigelow Crescent. The fire was quickly brought under control resulting in a “small amount of damage to he adjacent structure.”

Dewar reminds residents to “make sure they’re conducting their required maintenance on their motor vehicles as recommended by manufacturers.” That includes inspection of electrical cords for damages, he said. 

The Yellowknife Fire Division responded to a car fire Monday on Bigelow Crescent. Natalie Pressman/NNSL photo.




Natalie Pressman

Reporting courts and cops and general news, Natalie started with NNSL Media in 2020. Before moving to Yellowknife, Natalie worked as a community radio trainer in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First...

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