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

May 23, 2015, 15:00 Hours
National Preparedness Level: Level 2
Description: Most Agencies have Low to Moderate wildland fire hazard and load with a moderate potential for increased load. Wildland fire activity is occurring and a potential exists for escapes to larger (project) fires. Minimal mobilization of resources is occurring through CIFFC. The potential exists for mobilizing additional resources. National resource levels remain adequate to meet occurring and anticipated wildland fire activity.
Weekly teleconference scheduled (Wednesday 11:00 CDT). Call-in required.
Prov Agency Operational Summary
ABLarge fire on north eastern side of province. Containment efforts on existing fires. Positioning for large fire potential.
ON4 new fires yesterday, all human caused.
QCAll resource requests will be assessed based on the current situation in Quebec.
A Last 24 Hours
All Fires
LTG HUM TOT
BC0
YT325
AB1515
NT9110
SK1414
MB66
ON44
QC11
NL33
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC11
Total 12 47 59
B Full Response
Burning Totals
OC UC TOT OUT TOT Hectares
BC75865BC16022527,538.00
YT55YT5171.90
AB32124AB5796035,236.69
NT224NT3745.91
SK52530SK15318319,265.60
MB21214MB73871,937.00
ON22ON153155546.80
QC11QC217218223.80
NL33NL424591.50
NB0NB155155185.00
NS0NS167167403.00
PE0PE0
PC22PC3510.00
Total 26 124 150 Total 1705 1855 55,655.20
C Modified Response
ACT OUT TOT Hectares
BC88140.00
YT2727255.00
AB0
NT12113131.00
SK1616231.60
MB11213756.00
ON222.60
QC111.00
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC1342,015.00
Total 49 35 84 3,532.20
D Grand Totals
Fires Hectares
BC23327,678.00
YT32426.90
AB6035,236.69
NT20176.91
SK19919,497.20
MB1002,693.00
ON157549.40
QC219224.80
NL4591.50
NB155185.00
NS167403.00
PE00.00
PC92,025.00
Total 1939 59,187.40
E Prescribed Fires
ACT OUT Total Hectares
BC0
YT2235.00
AB28281,804.67
NT0
SK33203.00
MB0
ON112118.70
QC0
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC88165,019.00
Total 37 14 51 7,180.37
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
YT 4
AB 4
NT 3
SK 3
MB 2
ON 2
QC 2
NL 1
NB 3
NS 1
PE
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
ABIncreasing hazard across the province. High probability of large fires.
ONExtreme FFMC's and ISI's across most of the province today with strong gusty winds. Will be holding onto resources for the next couple of days, until relief arrives.
I Prediction of Fire Occurrence
Lightning Human
YT4-6
NT51
SK05-12
MB0-13-6
ON05-11
QC01-3
J Priority Wildland Fires (Status and Comments)
Fire # Lat Long Size (ha) Resources Committed Comments (forecast control etc.)
K Casual Hire Helicopters
Light Intermediate Medium Heavy
YT19
AB1071431
NT11
SK277
MB41
PC131
Total 14 95 53 1
L Possibility of Resource Requirements
NTaddition intermediate helicopter

Outstanding Resource Requests
For Resources
M Past 24 Hours Mobilization
To Resources From
N Resource Mobilization: To
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Initial Attack722092
   Sustained Action8484
   Incident Mgmt Team1010
   Overhead21214
Equipment
Aircraft
   Skimmer22
 
Resource Mobilization: From
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Initial Attack9292
   Sustained Action8484
   Incident Mgmt Team1010
   Overhead1414
Equipment
Aircraft
   Skimmer22
Compact Agreement Mobilization
To Resources From
O Resource Demobilization
To Resources From
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
   Initial Attack 4p2020
   Incident Mgmt Team 19p11
   Overhead1010
Equipment
   Pump Kits5050
   Hose10001000
Aircraft
   Skimmer4/415
   Birddog2/BD
Trainee
From Position

United States:
Fire Activity: 330 fires for 368.81 hectares during the last 24 hours

Year to Date Fires 20
Year to Date Hectares 62,580.30

Fire activity is for the week ending May 21. Year to date data valid as of May 22.


US Preparedness Level

Level 1 Description:
No large fire activity nationally.
Most Geographic Areas have low to moderate fire danger.
Little or no commitment of National Resources.

Duty Officer: Dave Bokovay
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
2014 2015 2014 2015
BC 180 233 BC 979 27,678
YT 5 32 YT 1 427
AB 395 603 AB 695 5,237
NT 2 20 NT 1 177
SK 120 199 SK 2,693 19,497
MB 31 100 MB 946 2,693
ON 25 157 ON 78 549
QC 51 219 QC 61 225
NL 21 45 NL 82 92
NB 110 155 NB 85 185
NS 94 167 NS 430 403
PE 0 0 PE 0 0
PC 5 9 PC 2 2,025
Total 1,039 1,939 Total 6,053 59,188
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 182 221 229 232 186 BC 1,591 1,978 1,668 1,570 1,256
YT 3 5 5 8 6 YT 1 4 5 79 63
AB 482 477 407 358 286 AB 63,034 33,798 27,620 33,335 26,668
NT 2 2 2 3 2 NT 20 41 29 50 40
SK 118 120 134 131 105 SK 4,360 3,421 5,638 5,336 4,269
MB 71 70 101 101 81 MB 5,520 3,880 5,647 6,804 5,443
ON 195 179 167 208 167 ON 6,799 6,842 4,836 14,193 11,354
QC 157 168 177 177 142 QC 4,734 6,082 4,616 3,838 3,070
NL 20 27 28 32 26 NL 362 276 216 396 317
NB 154 157 145 138 110 NB 253 253 236 220 176
NS 152 161 138 142 113 NS 394 707 593 577 461
PE 1 1 1 2 2 PE 3 3 3 6 5
PC 8 11 10 9 7 PC 2,693 2,876 2,115 1,628 1,302
Total 1,546 1,598 1,545 1,541 1,233 Total 89,764 60,161 53,222 68,030 54,424