Forest Fires in Canada: 15 May 2000

 

Forest Fires in Canada

15 May 2000


The operational forest fire monitoring website for Canada is providing a current view of all the forest fires in Canada.

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Fig.1. and 2. Forest Fire overview map of 10 and 11 May 2000
(Source: FireM3)

The above mentioned fire situation map 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.

The Daily Forest Fire Situation Report is listing all forest fires currently burning in Saskatchewan and their current status. This report also gives statistics on the total number of fires to date.

Saskatchewan Daily Forest Fire Situation Report (10:00 AM, 14 May 2000):

There is 1 forest fire burning in the province today.
4 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours and
3 new fires have been reported.

The total number of fires to date this year is 91.
The total up to this date last year was 75.
The five year average for this date is 83.

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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