Forest Fires in Canada: 15 June 1999


Forest Fires in Canada

15 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 Yukon state on 14 June1999. The fire started early Saturday near a garbage dump, and has since grown to over 3,000 ha. The Yukon government invoked a state of emergency in response to the fire, while on Sunday almost 100 people were evacuated from the small community of Burwash Landing and several houses were damaged or destroyed.
(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 Monday, 14 June, 1999):

There are 11 forest fires burning in the province today.
2 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours.
2 new fires have been reported.
Total number of fires to date this year is 205.
Total to date last year was 446, 5-year average is 259.

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 (14 June 1999):

PROVINCE COASTAL NW GEO KAM SE CAR Number of Fires Burning 35 8 0 4 19 4 0 Number of New Fires (Lightning) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Number of New Fires (Human Caused) 5 0 0 1 2 2 0 Total Lightning Fires 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 Total Human Caused Fires 211 17 6 45 51 33 59 Total Fires to Date
(sum of Human and Lightning Caused Fires) 217 17 6 45 56 34 59 Total Area Burned (Ha.) 1381 10 4 396 212 411 348

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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