Aerial view of wildfires raging in Northwest Territories

Aerial view of wildfires raging in Northwest Territories

Credit: Kelly Pennycook, Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the NWT, and Dennis Quintillo

Wildfires in the Northwest Territories continue to send massive plumes of smoke skyward. This is Birch Creek Complex Fires July 15, 2014

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 16 at 12:39 PM

Wildfires in the Northwest Territories continue to send massive plumes of smoke skyward.

Northest Territories Environment and Natural Resources says the fires are a natural phenomenon that occur every year, but this season is one of the worst in two decades.

There have been multiple road closures due to the thick smoke. No structures are currently threatened.

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