One of 15,000 lightning strikes in just a 24-hour period sparked a 6,000 hectare wildfire near the McArthur River uranium mine. Site personnel and wildfire crews are working to ensure key industrial infrastructure was protected. Jayjay Maurice/Facebook
June 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Updated: June 22, 2018 - 4:02pm
Lightning, coupled with very dry conditions, has produced nineteen new wildfires in the province. One of those strikes sparked a significant blaze near the McArthur River uranium mine site.