Forest Fire (278030 ha) in Canada 27 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 1014554
Countries: Canada
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 May 2023 - 15 Jun 2023
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 278030 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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Articles: 1225 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 3

Smoke, heavy rainfall expected in Ottawa Saturday evening2023-06-25T00:04+0200.

Heavy rainfall and high levels of air pollution due to wildfire smoke are coming to the Ottawa area Saturday afternoon and evening, Environment Canada says. The national weather agency issued two statements for the Ottawa area Saturday. A s
Quebec Public Security Ministry warns forest fires could worsen2023-06-24T23:39+0200.

Current weather conditions could worsen forest fires in Quebec and spark new ones, the Minister of Public Security announced Saturday morning. The flammability index — or risk of burning — varies between "very high" and "extreme" in several
Smoky skies to blanket Ottawa this weekend2023-06-24T22:58+0200.

Smoke from forest fires burning in Quebec will hang over the national capital region the next couple of days. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Ottawa, warning of high levels of air pollution due to smoke. "S
Public security ministry warns Quebec forest fires could worsen2023-06-24T19:32+0200.

Article content. Citizens residing in certain sectors of the city of Val-d’Or, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, have also been evacuated since Tuesday. All these municipalities are impatiently awaiting the return of the rain, but very little preci

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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),