Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 14 June 1999 (Source: FireM3)
Several vegetation fires were detected by OSEI with the NOAA-14 AVHRR satellite on 14 June 1999.
Fig.2. Heat signatures and dense smoke from large areas of fire burning in western Alaska and in the Yukon Territory of Canada. (source: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/.
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 Tuesday, 15 June, 1999):
There are 15 forest fires burning in the province today. 1 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours. 5 new fires have been reported. Total number of fires to date this year is 210. Total to date last year was 449, 5-year average is 262.
The “Forest Protection” web site of British Columbia issued the following Wildfire Statistics Report (14 June 1999):
PROVINCECOASTALNWGEOKAMSECAR Number of Fires Burning 40 8 1 5 18 8 0 Number of New Fires (Lightning) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Number of New Fires (Human Caused) 7 1 0 1 1 4 0 Total Lightning Fires 7 0 1 0 5 1 0 Total Human Caused Fires 216 18 6 46 52 35 59 Total Fires to Date (sum of Human and Lightning Caused Fires) 223 18 7 46 57 36 59 Total Area Burned (Ha.) 1387 12 4 396 214 413 348
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.