Quebec fires

Fires in Eastern Québec

9 June 2006

A large and smoky fire was burning in eastern Québec on 8 June2006 when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terrasatellite captured this image; the active fire is outlined in red. A cloud of smoke spreadnorthwest.

8 June  2006

Bands: 1-3-4

Bands: 7-2-1

This image is shown at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution (level of detail), which is 250 meters perpixel. 

Latest GOES-12 image:

This multispectral combined image was taken on 8 June 2006 andshows the large fire and smoke in eastern Québec.

(source: OSEI)

The following maps show the Fire Danger, Fire Weather Index (FWI)and the current conditions in Canada for 8 June 2006:

Fire Danger


current conditions

(source: CWFIS)

For background information on the Fire Situation in Canada see:




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