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

Aug 21, 2017, 15:00 Hours
National Preparedness Level: Level 5
Description: Some Agencies have Extreme wildland fire hazard, fire load is high to extreme with a heavy fire load expected. Several Agencies are experiencing major incidents which have the potential to exhaust agency fire resources nationally. International mobilization of resources through international co-operators is likely. National resource levels are insufficient to meet occurring and anticipated wildland fire activity.
Twice weekly teleconference scheduled (Monday, Thursday 11:00 CDT). Call-in required.
** If the situation warrants daily teleconference scheduled (11:00 CDT) with NICC Coordinator involved. Call-in required.
Prov Agency Operational Summary
BCPrepping for next cold front.
A Last 24 Hours
All Fires
LTG HUM TOT
BC437
YT11
AB88
NT0
SK11
MB314
ON3912
QC0
NL0
NB0
NS11
PE0
PC11
Total 10 25 35
B Full Response
Burning Totals
OC UC TOT OUT TOT Hectares
BC6766133BC92410571,229,640.00
YT22YT24262,531.00
AB52227AB1019104619,199.05
NT11NT56571,714.40
SK213SK1021058,010.60
MB122739MB25829721,261.00
ON221234ON4534872,625.50
QC11QC2372386,614.80
NL0NL6464692.60
NB0NB161161107.30
NS0NS161161725.20
PE0PE447.12
PC145PC919614,342.00
Total 110 135 245 Total 3554 3799 1,307,470.57
C Modified Response
ACT OUT TOT Hectares
BC2223.00
YT612788327,795.00
AB0
NT13447181960,782.92
SK48122170104,522.40
MB1213916071,496.00
ON1381215084,057.90
QC1282927,428.50
NL113.00
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC3533845,956.00
Total 540 279 819 1,622,064.72
D Grand Totals
Fires Hectares
BC10591,229,663.00
YT114330,326.00
AB104619,199.05
NT238962,497.32
SK275112,533.00
MB45792,757.00
ON63786,683.40
QC26734,043.30
NL65695.60
NB161107.30
NS161725.20
PE47.12
PC13460,298.00
Total 4618 2,929,535.29
E Prescribed Fires
ACT OUT Total Hectares
BC0
YT4447.50
AB29294,185.10
NT0
SK1165.00
MB0
ON22118.50
QC0
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC110111,684.00
Total 30 17 47 6,100.10
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 1
AB 3
NT 1
SK 3
MB 3
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
BCContinuing to maintain appropriate resources on large incidents without compromising Initial Attack prep.
I Prediction of Fire Occurrence
Lightning Human
BC08
SK0-10-1
MB0-70-3
ON5-150-4
PC11
J Priority Wildland Fires (Status and Comments)
Fire # Lat Long Size (ha) Resources Committed Comments (forecast control etc.)
BCK20637168,092.00IMT
2 Camps
548 Fire Fighters
86 Support Personnel
123 Heavy Equipment
16 Helicopters
25% Contained, Out of Control
Interface Fire
Evacuation Order is in Affect
BCNorth Plateau Complex 484,726.00Fire Camp
IMT
250 fire Fighters
42 Heavy Equipment
11 Helicopters
7 SPU Personnel
Complexes have been modified to achieve higher operational efficiency
Order/Alert
Crews will be building guard on the northwest flank. Priorities include continuing to work on the eastern flank of the fire to protect any values.
BCCentral Cariboo Command31,086.00Complex
299 Personnel
70 Heavy Equipment
8 Helicopters
24 SPU Personnel
Fire Camp
Multiple Incidents
Order/Alert in place
Interface Fire
BCHanceville Complex227,051.00Complex
IMT
334 Personnel
12 SPU Personnel
94 Heavy Equipment
15 Helicopters
2 Camps
Multiple Incidents
Order/Alert in place
Interface Fire
BCWest Chilcotin Complex21,534.00Complex
IMT
141 Fire Fighters
5 SPU Personnel
26 Heavy Equipment
8 Helicopters
Multiple Incidents
Order/Alert in place
Interface Fire
BCSouth Plateau Complex172,660.00Complex
IMT
169 Fire Fighters
71 Heavy Equipment
13 Helicopters
Complexes have been modified to achieve higher operational efficiency
Multiple Incidents
Order/Alert in place
Interface Fire
PC2017GL351 25 18117 35 121,682.00Incident Management Team
Closely monitoring TransCanada Highway corridor and prepared for impacts from the fire.
PC2017KO1051 03 28115 43 5514,131.00Incident Management Team
K Casual Hire Helicopters
Light Intermediate Medium Heavy
BC22524312
YT1
AB34835
SK2710
MB113
ON1713
PC82
Total 27 144 106 12
L Possibility of Resource Requirements

Outstanding Resource Requests
For Resources
M Past 24 Hours Mobilization
To Resources From
MB5/4p. Type 1 Initial attack crews
1 Agency representative
1 Agency representative trainee
NT
BC3/4p. Type 1 Initial attack crews
1 Agency representative
QC
BC2/19p. Type 2 Sustained action crews
1 Agency representative
1 Task force leader
1 Radio operator
QC
BC1 Division supervisor
1 Strike team leader
NB
N Resource Mobilization: To
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Overhead1402123148
   Sustained Action54118559
   Incident Mgmt Team5151
   Initial Attack572077
Equipment
   Hose2600926009
   Pump Kits960960
   Aerial ignition spheres0
Aircraft
   Skimmer44
 
Resource Mobilization: From
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Overhead41911114875178148
   Sustained Action1622218020400559
   Incident Mgmt Team104151
   Initial Attack25122081277
Equipment
   Hose50091000300010001000040001000100026009
   Pump Kits5015055122502032852025960
   Aerial ignition spheres0
Aircraft
   Skimmer44
Compact Agreement Mobilization
To Resources From
MT3 HAC Crews, 1 RAP Crew, 1 AREP, 2 Dispatchers, 1 MEDAB
OR2 HAC crews, 2 RAP Crews, 1 AREP, 2 MED, AB
O Resource Demobilization
To Resources From
MX1 Interagency resource representative CIF
AB2/20p. Type 1 Sustained action crews
3/4p. Type 1 Sustained action crews
1 Strike team leader
3/8p. Type 2 Sustained action crews
BC
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 4p11
Equipment
Aircraft
   Skimmer1/415
Trainee
From Position

United States:
Fire Activity: 92 fires for 9,287.94 hectares during the last 24 hours

Year to Date Fires 42,809
Year to Date Hectares 2,610,750.49



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: 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
2016 2017 2016 2017
BC 879 1,059 BC 98,482 1,229,663
YT 49 114 YT 16,375 330,326
AB 1,227 1,046 AB 612,108 19,199
NT 184 238 NT 197,154 962,497
SK 355 275 SK 261,115 112,533
MB 189 457 MB 36,306 92,757
ON 596 637 ON 86,530 86,683
QC 543 267 QC 32,611 34,043
NL 85 65 NL 10,962 696
NB 261 161 NB 261 107
NS 242 161 NS 761 725
PE 6 4 PE 19 7
PC 53 134 PC 6,434 60,298
Total 4,669 4,618 Total 1,359,118 2,929,534
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 1,331 1,424 1,507 1,447 1,157 BC 145,584 121,011 115,527 91,332 73,066
YT 112 98 103 105 84 YT 97,667 101,712 188,044 168,509 134,807
AB 1,272 1,297 1,300 1,197 957 AB 302,433 272,636 246,871 226,182 180,945
NT 260 217 207 208 166 NT 978,747 626,033 462,592 453,330 362,664
SK 431 438 461 508 407 SK 562,178 621,996 584,427 502,909 402,327
MB 338 339 413 414 331 MB 178,546 148,384 138,539 131,818 105,455
ON 658 669 782 886 709 ON 63,303 101,139 102,942 102,627 82,102
QC 466 473 535 584 467 QC 363,564 265,677 304,501 272,214 217,771
NL 117 103 111 128 102 NL 39,601 26,672 24,412 27,088 21,671
NB 256 209 221 253 202 NB 369 285 281 335 268
NS 221 228 230 250 200 NS 581 765 767 743 595
PE 5 3 6 10 8 PE 17 11 14 24 19
PC 76 80 83 79 63 PC 225,283 147,685 123,714 98,369 78,696
Total 5,544 5,578 5,959 6,069 4,855 Total 2,957,873 2,434,004 2,292,631 2,075,482 1,660,385