Forest Fires in Canada: 21 June 1999


Forest Fires in Canada

21 June 1999

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Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 18 June 1999
(Source: FireM3)

Several vegetation fires were detected by OSEI with the NOAA-15 and 14 POES AVHRR HRPT satellites.

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Fig.2. and 3. The image on the left shows heat signatures and smoke from areas of fire burning in western Alaska and in the Yukon Territory, 17 June 1999. The right image shows fires burning in Alberta near Lake Athabasca and in western Saskatchewan near Garson Lake.

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Fig.4. The satellite image shows forest fire hotspots in a close up view on 19 June 1999. The fire, which is burning in Wood Buffalo National Park, appears to have more than doubled in size from 20,000 ha since 17 June 1999.
(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, 20 June, 1999):

There are 28 forest fires burning in the province today.
9 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours.
21 new fires have been reported.
Total number of fires to date this year is 248.
Total to date last year was 454, 5-year average is 293.

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

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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