Fire M3 Hotspots

Daily Hotspot Report
Agency Daily Hotspots Year-to-date Hotspots Year-to-date Burned Area (ha) Smoke (km2) Cloud (%)
AB 1 2,388 35,220 11
BC 56 45,335 839,950 17
MB 0 37,419 1,105,941 86
NB 0 134 4,163 68
NL 0 38 92
NS 0 12 76
NT 0 6,048 206,685 62
NU 0 15 212 61
ON 0 29,802 897,052 73
PE 0 13 81
QC 0 1,335 52,804 89
SK 0 33,354 941,028 58
YT 0 4,020 136,850 50
Canada 57 159,913 4,219,905 58

These burned area totals are estimates derived from satellite detected hotspots. For current statistics as reported by each agency, go to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) situation report.

A hotspot is a satellite image pixel with high infrared intensity, indicating a heat source. Hotspots from known industrial sources are removed; the remaining hotspots represent vegetation fires, which can be in forest, grass, cropland, or logging debris. A hotspot may represent one fire or be one of several hotspots representing a larger fire. Not all fires can be identified from satellite imagery, either because the fires are too small or because cloud cover obscures the satellite's view of the ground.

The Fire M3 hotspots are obtained from multiple sources:

  1. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery, courtesy of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS).
  2. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) imagery, courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), and from the Active Fire Mapping Program, Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC), USDA Forest Service. (
  3. Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) imagery, courtesy of NASA LANCE FIRMS, University of Maryland and RSAC.

Smoke and cloud data courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) --