Forest Fires in Canada: 14 June 1999


Forest Fires in Canada

14 June 1999

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Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 13 June 1999
(Source: FireM3)

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Fig.2. Image showing fires in north-eastern Alberta on 13 June1999, it was detected near Athbasca and Claire Lake. The fire covers 32 hotspot pixels (3,200 ha).
(Source: FireM3)

The above maps 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.

Saskatchewan Daily Forest Fire Situation Report (10:00 AM Sunday, 13 June, 1999):

There are 11 forest fires burning in the province today.
6 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours.
2 new fires have been reported.
Total number of fires to date this year is 203.
Total to date last year was 441, 5-year average is 247.

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

The “Forest Protection” web site of British Columbia  issued the following Wildfire Statistics Report (10 June 1999):

PROVINCE COASTAL NW GEO KAM SE CAR Number of Fires Burning 28 6 0 3 19 0 0 Number of New Fires (Lightning) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Number of New Fires (Human Caused) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total Lightning Fires 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 Total Human Caused Fires 199 14 6 44 54 30 57 Total Fires to Date
(sum of Human and Lightning Caused Fires) 205 14 6 44 54 30 57 Total Area Burned (Ha.) 1379 9 4 396 211 411 348

The CANADIAN DAILY FIRE SITUATION REPORT shows further detailed information regarding the fire situation in Canada, which, however,   will not be mentioned here in detail. We refer to the corresponding home page.



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