Forest Fire (14200 ha) in Canada 16 Aug 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1016840
Countries: Canada
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Aug 2023 - 29 Aug 2023
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 2994 in the burned area
Burned area: 14200 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 290 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Copernicus: l’estate 2023 è stata la più calda mai registrata2023-09-06T11:07+0200.

Il Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). implementato dall’ European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) della Commissione europea con il finanziamento dell’UE, ha pubblicato i nuovi bollettini climatici mensili che riporta
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Global Air Pollution Crisis: A Greater Threat to Public Health Than Sm ... 2023-09-05T02:44+0200.

2023-09-04 21:00:48. Air pollution poses a greater risk to global health than smoking or alcohol consumption, and this danger is exacerbated in certain regions of the world such as Asia and Africa, details a study published at the end of Au
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Will tree planting fix Canada’s forests? Not without serious changes2023-09-05T00:20+0200.

A logging truck carrying logs of wood driving down a road. Credit: Joshua Berson / Flickr Flying out to the middle of the “bush” every summer to plant a few thousand tree saplings every day, for three months straight – it has been a classic
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Researchers appeal to Brussels: Respiratory diseases are on the rise, ... 2023-09-04T15:57+0200.

2023-09-04T13:11:12.745Z. Highlights: Researchers warn of an increased risk of respiratory diseases. High temperatures and changing weather conditions would make the situation worse for people with respiratory or lung diseases. The research
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),