Firefighters work on a fire near Emerald Lake in the Carcross area last summer. There had been five times as many fires at this point in 2015, compared to this year. (Yukon Wildland Fire Management)
A "remarkably quiet fire season" in Yukon so far this year may be due in part to the Fort McMurray fires, said fire information officer George Maratos.
He says the number of human-caused fires in Yukon is down.
"I think it was just more of an awareness thing, where people saw the devastation [in Fort McMurray] and took the time to put out their campfires, to make sure they were burning responsibly," Maratos said.
So far there have been 35 fires in Yukon this season, burning an estimated 16,137 hectares. Most of those fires have been lightning caused.