Vegetation fires were detected by OSEI with the NOAA-14 POES AVHRR HRPT satellite on 1 August 1999.
Fig.1. The image shows heat signatures and smoke from two large areas of fire burning west of Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. (source: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/).
According the INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT of 2 August 1999 following basic fire data were given for CANADA:
Number of FIRES since yesterday HECTARES burning since yesterday FIRES YEAR-TO-DATE HECTARES YEAR-TO-DATE 17 – 5,084 1,180,926
Saskatchewan Daily Forest Fire Situation Report (10:00 AM Saturday, 31 July 1999):
There are 26 forest fires burning in the province today. 7 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours. NO new fires have been reported. Total number of fires to date this year is 562. Total to date last year was 966, FIVE year average is 515.
The Canadian Daily Fire Situation Reportshows further detailed information regarding the fire situation in Canada, which, however, will not be mentioned herein detail. We refer to the corresponding home page.
Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, provides a National Forest Fire Situation Report which is updated every Friday. The report contains an overview of ongoing fires, special descripttion of problem fires, Interagency Resource Mobilization, Synopsis and Prognosis, and the following regularly updated graphs:
Number of Fires by province
Area Burned by province
Weekly Fire Occurrence
Weekly Area Burned
Seasonal Fire Occurrence
Seasonal Area Burned
Interagency Resource Mobilization
Number of Agencies Mobilized
Weekly Satellite Hot-Spots
Seasonal Satellite Hot-Spots
Regular updates on the currently ongoing International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment in the Northwest Territories (the experimental site is located 40 km northeast of Fort Providence 61.6° N, 117.2° W) is given in: http://www.nofc.forestry.ca/fire/fmn/nwt/