Forest Fires in Canada: 2 June 1999


Forest Fires in Canada

2 June 1999

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Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 1 June 1999
(Source: FireM3)

The above map and all maps of previous days can be directly accessed at the Fire Monitoring, Mapping, and Modelling (FireM3) Project website (the FireM3 project is a collaboration of the Canadian Forest Service and the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing). Through the Map Link you can access daily hotspot images. An Internet Map Server, which is like a simple GIS running on the host computer, allows you to zoom in on any fire or other area of interest and view the image and map data at full (1km) resolution. You can also click on any fire and get information about that fire.

Several vegetation fires were detected by OSEI with the NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite on 1 June 1999.

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Fig.2. and 3. Heat signatures from actively-burning fires  and smoke from areas of fire burning in northwestern Ontario and northeastern Manitoba, and from an area of fire burning in eastern Saskatchewan near the border with Manitoba. Cloud cover from a passing storm system makes identification of smoke difficult.

Saskatchewan Daily Forest Fire Situation Report (10:00 AM Monday, May 31, 1999):

There are 29 forest fires burning in the province today.
6 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours.
7 new fires have been reported.
Total number of fires to date this year is 149.
Total to date last year was 397, FIVE year average is 197.

The whole report and further information can be accessed at the fire management website of Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM).



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