Canadian Wildland Fire Information System

Fire Behavior Maps

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Head Fire Intensity (HFI) is the predicted intensity, or energy output, of the fire at the front or head of the fire. It has become one of the standard gauges by which fire managers estimate the difficulty of controlling a fire and select appropriate suppression methods. It is measured in kilowatts per metre of fire front and is based on the Rate of Spread and the Total Fuel Consumption.

Forecasted weather data provided by Environment Canada. More information about forecasted weather is available in the Background Information.

More information about the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System is available in the Background Information.

Maps updated daily, year-round.

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