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

Sep 20, 2017, 15:00 Hours
Next report will be published on Wednesday, September 27th.
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
BCDownsizing resources due to changing patterns and improved conditions as a result of cooler weather
A Last 24 Hours
All Fires
LTG HUM TOT
BC213
YT0
AB22
NT0
SK0
MB0
ON11
QC0
NL22
NB11
NS0
PE0
PC0
Total 5 4 9
B Full Response
Burning Totals
OC UC TOT OUT TOT Hectares
BC5594149BC110512541,209,740.00
YT0YT27272,531.00
AB1414AB1143115745,412.44
NT11NT56571,822.50
SK11SK1331348,617.70
MB66MB3453519,902.00
ON0ON5575571,334.10
QC0QC2572576,616.50
NL0NL6868695.90
NB0NB194194115.10
NS0NS167167725.20
PE0PE447.12
PC459PC11212128,541.00
Total 60 120 180 Total 4168 4348 1,316,060.56
C Modified Response
ACT OUT TOT Hectares
BC11213.00
YT206888327,795.00
AB0
NT801151951,026,943.67
SK19178197391,738.40
MB9288180159,523.00
ON3115118298,868.00
QC292927,407.00
NL113.00
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC3584392,422.00
Total 278 638 916 2,124,913.07
D Grand Totals
Fires Hectares
BC12551,209,953.00
YT115330,326.00
AB115745,412.44
NT2521,028,766.17
SK331400,356.10
MB531169,425.00
ON739100,202.10
QC28634,023.50
NL69698.90
NB194115.10
NS167725.20
PE47.12
PC164120,963.00
Total 5264 3,440,973.63
E Prescribed Fires
ACT OUT Total Hectares
BC0
YT4447.50
AB29294,185.10
NT0
SK1165.00
MB0
ON123129.50
QC0
NL0
NB0
NS0
PE0
PC11111,684.00
Total 1 47 48 6,111.10
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 3
YT 1
AB 2
NT
SK 1
MB 1
ON 2
QC 1
NL 1
NB 1
NS 1
PE
PC 2
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
I Prediction of Fire Occurrence
Lightning Human
BC02
SK0-10-1
MB0-20-2
ON0-20-2
PC11
J Priority Wildland Fires (Status and Comments)
Fire # Lat Long Size (ha) Resources Committed Comments (forecast control etc.)
BCElephant Hill192,725.00IMT
284 Fire Fighters
21 Heavy Equipment
3 Helicopters
2 Camps
85% Contained
Interface Fire
moderate to strong winds, but fire behavior remained quiet, with no measurable growth
Evacuation orders rescinded.
BCLamb Creek2,215.00IMT
149 Fire Fighters
4 Heavy Equipment
2 Helicopters
Evacuation orders lifted
50% contained
Little fire behaviour expected for next few days
BCKenow Mountain15,448.00Alberta IMT and Ignition Team
16 ff
6 helicopters
AB responding. SE Zone cooperating with Alberta IMT to ensure no further spread into BC. Evacuation orders in place
PCKenow fire49 06 35114 10 0035,000.00Unified Command IMT
4 helicopters
K Casual Hire Helicopters
Light Intermediate Medium Heavy
BC51141
AB1551
SK359
PC32
Total 9 24 20 2
L Possibility of Resource Requirements

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
   Overhead40242
   Sustained Action138138
   Incident Mgmt Team2222
   Initial Attack4343
Equipment
   Hose2600926009
   Pump Kits960960
Aircraft
 
Resource Mobilization: From
BC YT AB NT SK MB ON QC NL NB NS PE PC CIFFC US Total
Personnel
   Overhead291342
   Sustained Action4296138
   Incident Mgmt Team120122
   Initial Attack4343
Equipment
   Hose50091000300010001000040001000100026009
   Pump Kits5015055122502032852025960
Aircraft
Compact Agreement Mobilization
To Resources From
AB
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
   Sustained Action 20p22
Equipment
Aircraft
   Skimmer2/4152/415
   Birddog1/BD
Trainee
From Position

United States:
Fire Activity: 65 fires for 2,387.24 hectares during the last 24 hours

Year to Date Fires 49,978
Year to Date Hectares 2,346,869.13



US Preparedness Level

Level 4 Description:
Two or more Geographic Areas are experiencing incidents requiring Type I Teams.
Competition exists for resources between Geographic Areas.
When 425 crews or five Type I Teams 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 0 1,255 BC 0 1,209,953
YT 0 115 YT 0 330,326
AB 0 1,157 AB 0 45,412
NT 0 0 NT 0 0
SK 0 331 SK 0 400,356
MB 0 531 MB 0 169,425
ON 0 739 ON 0 100,202
QC 0 286 QC 0 34,024
NL 0 69 NL 0 699
NB 0 194 NB 0 115
NS 0 167 NS 0 725
PE 0 0 PE 0 0
PC 0 164 PC 0 120,963
Total 0 5,008 Total 0 2,412,200
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 0 159 759 915 732 BC 0 2,903 45,282 39,689 31,751
YT 0 10 45 63 50 YT 0 4,546 150,356 143,113 114,490
AB 0 122 545 648 518 AB 0 10,316 74,074 107,703 86,162
NT 0 18 75 110 88 NT 0 44,544 81,694 177,143 141,714
SK 0 37 200 330 264 SK 0 21,287 187,425 211,255 169,004
MB 0 37 227 285 228 MB 0 20,693 63,276 78,998 63,199
ON 0 108 504 713 570 ON 0 4,061 47,167 61,927 49,542
QC 0 89 312 436 349 QC 0 34,337 151,698 157,822 126,258
NL 0 9 51 84 67 NL 0 1,127 7,691 17,108 13,686
NB 0 29 110 176 141 NB 0 45 122 216 173
NS 0 40 109 165 132 NS 0 69 311 407 325
PE 0 1 5 9 8 PE 0 2 8 19 15
PC 0 20 47 55 44 PC 0 25,918 44,238 39,406 31,525
Total 0 678 2,989 3,988 3,190 Total 0 169,846 853,342 1,034,804 827,843