Forest Fire (17760 ha) in Canada 21 May 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 1014440
Countries: Canada
Start Date - Last detection*: 21 May 2023 - 26 May 2023
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 17760 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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'Canadian friends, reinforcements are coming': France sending 100 fire ... 2023-06-04T23:26+0200.

France will be sending firefighters to aid Quebec as the province continues to battle massive forest fires. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted Sunday that France is “united” in the desire to help. “A hundred of our firefighters are pr
Seychelles: Rain in Canada's east aids mass firefighting effort2023-06-04T21:33+0200.

This May 31, 2023, aerial image courtesy of the Nova Scotia Government in Canada, shows the magnitude of the fire in Shelburne County. Firefighters on May 31, faced a grueling uphill battle against wildfires in Canada's Nova Scotia province
canada Western Quebec wildfires prompt thousands more evacuees to relo ... 2023-06-04T18:57+0200.

Wildfires in western Quebec have prompted thousands to evacuate the area over the weekend, while the threat of encroaching flames eased slightly on the North Shore as Canadian Armed Forces geared up to fight the threat. Public Security Mini
Canada to deploy country's armed forces to help extinguish fires in Qu ... 2023-06-04T09:53+0200.

Ottawa, June 4 (UNI) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that the government would send the country’s armed forces to support the Quebec authorities in extinguishing wildfires in the province. "We’re going to deploy the Ca

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (28), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),