Forest Fires in Canada: 31 May 1999


Forest Fires in Canada

31 May 1999

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Fig.1. Hotspot overview, 29 May 1999
(Source: FireM3)

The above map 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, May 30, 1999):

There are 28 forest fires burning in the province today.
5 fires have been extinguished in the past 24 hours.
2 new fires have been reported.
Total number of fires to date this year is 142.
Total to date last year was 392, FIVE year average is 189.

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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