Canada’s wildfire situation

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Canada’s wildfire situation

Relentless heat and on-going drought conditions continue to plague much of western Canada, and forest fires now extend across much of Canada.

Satellite image from July 20th, 2021. Clouds are white, the smoke is brown and grey and semitransparent. Source: NASA: EOSDIS.

Map of the current active fires in Canada:

The Fire Weather Index map is used as a general index of fire danger throughout the forested areas of Canada.

Current status

Year-to-date Burned Area: 2,081,515 Hectares

Number of new fires in Canada in the last 24 hours: 69

Wildfire smoke

Here is the forecast for the ground level concentration of particulate matter 2.5 microns and smaller (PM2.5) in units of micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3). This “smoke forecast” is the current estimate of when and where wildfire smoke will travel over the next 72 hours.

72h Hourly Maps at Ground Level

For more: Wildfire smoke, air quality and your health

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