CIFFC Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre Inc.
National Wildland Fire Situation Report

Aug 18, 2018, 15:00 Hours
National Preparedness Level: Level 5
Description: National mobilization is heavily committed and increased measures need to be taken to support agencies. Active agencies may take emergency measures to sustain incident operations. Inactive/low activity agencies are at drawdown levels.
  • Full commitment of national resources is ongoing.
  • Demand for interagency resources through CIFFC is extreme.
  • National availability of resources is limited, international resources are being mobilized.
  • Potential for emerging significant wildland fires is high to extreme and expected to remain so in one or multiple agencies.
Prov Agency Operational Summary
A Last 24 Hours
All Fires
LTG HUM TOT
BC183654
YT11
AB44
NT0
SK0
MB0
ON7310
QC0
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC11
Total 29 41 70
B Full Response
Burning Totals
OC UC TOT OUT TOT Hectares
BC255198453BC13111764578,528.00
YT426YT313711,550.00
AB1818AB1099111752,543.88
NT0NT1818424.54
SK0SK23623617,397.60
MB22MB33533781,499.00
ON111425ON92695130,236.10
QC22QC47848028,296.10
NL11NL100101516.30
NB0NB242242301.20
NS0NS158158242.19
PE0PE0
PC156PC879338,684.00
Total 271 242 513 Total 5021 5534 840,218.91
C Modified Response
ACT OUT TOT Hectares
BC0
YT2612762,679.00
AB0
NT12243610,846.50
SK514915489,372.70
MB9849398,425.00
ON7968147204,664.40
QC4555957,156.60
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC14112528,538.00
Total 149 392 541 551,682.20
D Grand Totals
Fires Hectares
BC1764578,528.00
YT6474,229.00
AB111752,543.88
NT5411,271.04
SK390106,770.30
MB430179,924.00
ON1098234,900.50
QC53985,452.70
NL101516.30
NB242301.20
NS158242.19
PE00.00
PC11867,222.00
Total 6075 1,391,901.11
E Prescribed Fires
ACT OUT Total Hectares
BC0
YT442.00
AB21211,290.00
NT0
SK1152.00
MB0
ON33149.70
QC0
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC1717535.00
Total 0 46 46 2,028.70
F Agency Preparedness Level For Today
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
Agency Fire HazardLowLow - ModMod - HighHigh - ExExtreme
Current Fire LoadLowLow - ModMod - HighHighHigh - Ex
Anticipated Load (7 Days)LowModerateHighHigh - HeavyHeavy
Agency Resource LevelsAdequateAdequateSome AssistanceAssistance Req.Inadequate
CIFFC request for Mutual Aid Response LevelExcellentGoodMod - PoorPoor - NilNil
Potential for international assistancenilnilnilIncreasingConsideration
APL
BC 5
YT 2
AB 3
NT 1
SK 3
MB 2
ON 3
QC 1
NL 1
NB 1
NS 1
PE 1
PC 3
G
Current and Forecasted Weather Sites
Forecasted Fire Weather Index for Tomorrow (Hot Link to the CWFIS Fire Danger Map courtesy of the CFS NoFC)
http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/home
Current and Forecasted Weather (Hot Link to the AES Weather site)
http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/canada_e.html
H Comment on Preparedness Planning
ONMoving a few crews east to west in anticipation of increased fire load.
I Prediction of Fire Occurrence
Lightning Human
BC07
NT11
SK0-10-1
MB0-40-3
ON4-90-3
QC01-3
PC22
J Priority Wildland Fires (Status and Comments)
Fire # Lat Long Size (ha) Resources Committed Comments (forecast control etc.)
ONPAR 03345 49 5980 40 1511,362.00IMT- Demob of gear and VPBeing Held
ONNOR 07247 22 1680 27 4627,285.00District ControlUnder control
ONKEN 07150 25 0595 04 3910,265.00District ControlUnder control
ONRED 07051 35 3494 42 095,359.00MonitoringBeing observed
ONRED 09751 07 0994 45 199,244.00MonitoringBeing observed
PC2018KO63,600.001 IMT, multiple crews and helicoptersexpecting being held by sunday Aug19
K Casual Hire Helicopters
Light Intermediate Medium Heavy
YT13
AB42242
NT1
SK1
MB1
ON1523
QC3
PC83
Total 1 73 51 2
L Possibility of Resource Requirements

Outstanding Resource Requests
For Resources
M Past 24 Hours Mobilization
To Resources From
QC2 CL415 airtankersNL
BC1 Strike Team LeaderNL
BC2 Strike Team LeadersNB
N Resource Mobilization: To
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Initial Attack1094113
   Sustained Action48099579
   Incident Mgmt Team1818
   Overhead1091543122
Equipment
   Pump Kits55158213
   Hose1976243615005912
   Sprinkler heads608608
   Axe0
   Pulaskis5050
   Shovel200200
Aircraft
   Skimmer426
   Landbased11
   Birddog112
 
Resource Mobilization: From
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Initial Attack202411454113
   Sustained Action38604220419579
   Incident Mgmt Team1818
   Overhead756304210157122
Equipment
   Pump Kits14130242025213
   Hose122960100044010005005912
   Sprinkler heads288320608
   Axe0
   Pulaskis5050
   Shovel200200
Aircraft
   Skimmer426
   Landbased11
   Birddog112
Compact Agreement Mobilization
To Resources From
OREBirddog with two Convair 580's with certified AAOSK
MONBirddog with two CL215's with certified AAOSK
O Resource Demobilization
To Resources From
QC1/17p Type 1 Sustained Action Crew
1/18p Type 1 Sustained Action Crew
1 Agency Representative
ON
NT1 Receiving and Distribution Manager
1 Resource Unit Leader
ON
Compact Agreement Demobilization
To Resources From
P Resource Availability Report
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC US Total
Personnel
   Overhead156
Equipment
Aircraft
Trainee
From Position

United States:
Fire Activity: 110 fires for 21,473.02 hectares during the last 24 hours

Year to Date Fires 41,094
Year to Date Hectares 2,365,517.00



US Preparedness Level

Level 5 Description:
Several Geographic Areas are experiencing major incidents which have the potential to exhaust all agency fire resources.
When 550 crews are committed nationally.

Duty Officer: Marc Mousseau
CIFFC: 24 hours ciffc@ciffc.ca
204-784-2030 www.ciffc.ca
Summary of the Total Fires and Hectares to Date compared to the Last Year fire season
Fires Hectares
2017 2018 2017 2018
BC 1,031 1,764 BC 909,213 578,528
YT 112 64 YT 330,324 74,229
AB 1,022 1,117 AB 15,949 52,544
NT 237 54 NT 963,524 11,271
SK 265 390 SK 95,619 106,770
MB 444 430 MB 84,529 179,924
ON 612 1,098 ON 81,407 234,901
QC 267 539 QC 34,017 85,453
NL 65 101 NL 696 516
NB 161 242 NB 107 301
NS 160 158 NS 725 242
PE 4 0 PE 7 0
PC 132 118 PC 60,298 67,222
Total 4,512 6,075 Total 2,576,415 1,391,901
Fires Hectares
5 yr avg 10 yr avg 15 yr avg 20 yr avg 25 yr avg 5 yr avg 10 yr avg 15 yr avg 20 yr avg 25 yr avg
BC 1,254 1,319 1,429 1,387 1,110 BC 321,020 197,105 164,653 128,358 102,686
YT 109 98 104 105 84 YT 145,459 130,150 206,720 181,718 145,374
AB 1,212 1,272 1,279 1,213 970 AB 232,563 261,350 210,227 223,854 179,083
NT 254 220 214 211 169 NT 1,116,736 680,900 520,107 494,278 395,423
SK 401 424 415 492 394 SK 533,633 609,495 532,147 505,558 404,447
MB 331 341 386 411 329 MB 154,656 134,243 136,396 132,653 106,122
ON 508 620 749 826 661 ON 50,378 105,076 96,669 105,142 84,113
QC 373 410 507 550 440 QC 356,374 234,919 246,938 254,626 203,701
NL 92 101 106 125 100 NL 12,151 25,573 21,997 26,585 21,268
NB 225 196 213 243 194 NB 318 250 272 333 266
NS 187 204 223 240 192 NS 562 774 802 756 605
PE 5 3 7 9 7 PE 17 10 15 19 16
PC 88 86 86 82 66 PC 182,283 131,739 124,462 99,246 79,396
Total 5,040 5,294 5,718 5,894 4,715 Total 3,106,149 2,511,585 2,261,404 2,153,127 1,722,501