National Wildland Fire Situation Report

National Wildland Fire Situation Report

Archived reports

Current as of: September 13, 2019

Current active fires
Uncontrolled Being Held Controlled Modified Response
157 13 54 19
2019
(to date)
10-yr avg
(to date)
% normal Prescribed U.S.
Number 4,068 5,915 69 39 36,142
Area
(ha)
1,828,352 2,778,846 66 2,914 1,720,048

Priority fires

There are currently no priority fires identified.

Interagency mobilization

Canada is at preparedness level 1, indicating that weather conditions in most of the country are such that significant fire activity is unlikely. The Yukon has listed its preparedness level as 3 due to dry conditions and a flare up of some old fires, but the rest of the country is at preparedness level 1 or 2. The United States is at preparedness level 2.

Weekly Synopsis

Nationally, fire activity is below average for this time of year and the year-to-date numbers are well below average.

In spite of a few large regional fire events earlier in the year, this has been a relatively quiet fire year on a national level. The national preparedness level did not reach level 5 this year, unlike 2017 and 2018 where a large portion of the summer was spent at preparedness level 5. The Yukon is the only fire agency reporting a larger than average number of fires for the year, but Alberta, Ontario, and the Yukon have all reported larger than average area burned. British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Quebec are all reporting less than 10% of their average area burned for the year, and all of these provinces typically contribute significantly to the total area burned in the country. The largest fire of the year has been the Chuckegg Creek fire in Alberta that caused the evacuation of High Level in the spring and has burned an area of about 350,000 hectares.

Weekly national situation reports will resume April 2020.

Prognosis

We will not be providing a weather prognosis this week.

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