Canadian Wildland Fire Information System

National Wildland Fire Situation Report

Archived reports

Current as of: June 14, 2017

Current active fires
Uncontrolled Controlled Modified Response
6 41 27
2017
(to date)
10-yr avg
(to date)
% normal Prescribed U.S.
Number 1,325 2,342 61 40 26,734
Area
(ha)
69,136 414,494 25 4,170 987,583

Fires of note

  • There are no priority fires to report this week.
  • Interagency mobilization

    The National Preparedness Level is 1, as are most provinces and territories. British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Parks Canada are at level 2. During this reporting period, no personnel have been exchanged between agencies.

    Weekly Synopsis

    Canada has recorded 1325 fires so far this year, which have burned 69136 ha. Most of the 129 fires that burned over the last week occurred in eastern Canada, with Quebec being the most active (29% of fires were there), while most of the area burned over the last week (totally 31368 hectares) was in Quebec (accounting for 97% of the area burned this week). Seasonal fire occurrence and area burned are both significantly below the 10-year average (57% and 17% respectively).

    Fire danger is expected to remain moderate to high from the Maritime Provinces northwest through northern Ontario to the Mackenzie delta area of the Northwest Territories. Small patches of extreme fire danger exist in this band. Patches of British Columbia also have elevated indexes, although showers are falling in northeastern regions and parts of southern Yukon. A large Pacific storm system slowly moving northeast has entered Manitoba and is maintaining shower and thundershower activity in an arc between the southern half of Alberta and central Ontario. A band of dry air is wrapping into this system from Minnesota, temporarily drying eastern Manitoba and western Ontario. Ahead of this system, dry conditions prevail over most of Quebec and Atlantic Canada. This pattern features a general reduction in fire danger across the provinces over the past week, and has limited growth of the large fires in Quebec .

    In British Columbia, open burning is limited in the Coastal, Kamloops, and Southeast Fire Zones, and restricted in the Cariboo Fire Zone. Campfire bans are not included in these restrictions. Refer to the BC Wildfire Service website for more information on fire bans and restrictions.

    In Alberta, a Fire Restriction remains in place in Lamont County. Also, fire advisories are in effect for Beaver County, Birch Hills County, City of Grande Prairie, County of Minburn, County of Two Hills, Leduc County, Saddle Hills County, and Thorhild County.

    In Yukon, no campfire bans are in place, and campfires are permitted out of Whitehorse city limits.

    Saskatchewan currently has no fire bans.

    In Manitoba, open fires are prohibited from April 1 to November 15, except under burning permits or in enclosed, approved fire pits. Activities in wooded areas involving fireworks or sky lanterns may also require written authorization during this period in certain areas.

    Ontario, full fire bans are in effect in Sandbanks, Whitesand and Windigo Bay Provincial Parks.

    Quebec currently has no fire bans.

    In New Brunswick, there are currently burn restrictions throughout all regions of the province. No burning is permitted in Restigouche, Madawaska, Victoria, Gloucester, Northumberland, Kent, Westmorland, and Albert counties. In all remaining regions, burning is permitted between 8pm and 8am.

    In Nova Scotia, burning is currently restricted in all regions whereby burning is permitted between the hours of 7pm and 8am the following day.

    In Prince Edward Island, burning permits are required for all outdoor burning throughout the fire season

    No fire bans appear to have been reported in Newfoundland.

    Prognosis

    Warm and dry weather will be hard to find over the next week. Regular impulses of Pacific moisture will move east across the country in a zonal flow. This will keep fire danger low to moderate in most regions, although high to extreme indexes will prevail between the northernmost parts of the Prairie Provinces and the Mackenzie Delta. Some lightning in the Northwest Territories and central and northern Yukon may trigger a few fires as these areas have been dry.

    Current graphs

    Note: For provinces, PC = Parks Canada

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