Forest Fires in Canada: 24 May 2000

Forest Fires in Canada

24 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. & 2. Satellite image and forest fire overview map of 23 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 Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) distributes timely information about forest fires in Canada. The current fire situation for 23 May 2000 can be summarized as follows:

  • over the last 24 hours: 47 new fires for 86 hectares

  • season summary: total of 1,227 fires on 21,944 hectares.

According to the National Forest Fire Situation Report of 17 May 2000, area burned to date has been just over 1/3 of normal, thanks to timely rains and cool weather in large parts of the country, combined with early mobilisation by most agencies. Moister weather has cooled the fire situation over most of Canada. There is no extreme fire risk in any province, although some parts of central Canada continue to have high risk. Most of the country can expect low fire activity to continue over the next few days, due to rain and cloud across most regions.


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, 23 May 2000):
There are 5 forest fires burning in the province today.
3 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours and
1 new fire has been reported.
The total number of fires to date this year is 122.
The total up to this date last year was 80.
The five year average for this date is 122.

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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