Our own thermal operator Cameron spent much time in many of the areas currently affected and recalls hearing about previous fires.
The fire came up over the far ridge, you could see the flames above the trees. Most of the neighbours were dry, but we have a deep well, and decided to stay; we were lucky.Read More
Current wildfire suppression efforts in the South America have been hindered by elections and political difficulties. Heavy rains, however, have reduced the most critical of the fires, with over 12cm falling in less than a day.Visit Map
There has been a surprising lack of international media coverage regarding an incredibly large area across central Africa. Current attention on the Amazon has put firefighting on the world stage, however the rainforest of the Congo, along similar latitudes to the Amazon, has been burning for just as long. While not the largest rainforest in the world, it is similarly important in bio-diversity.Read More
Australia is currently facing a national emergency, as bush-fires grow and threaten the outskirts of major cities Sydney and Brisbane, and many other regions. An extended cycle of drought has facilitated the quick spread of new fires.Read More
Northern Alberta is combatting a wildfire which has continued to grow over the past weeks. Firefighters from across the world are assisting local agencies. The fire is extremely close (<5km) to the town of High Level, and the town is under an evacuation order.
It is rewarding to see so many countries and groups working together effectively. NASA’s Suomi and MODIS satellites are providing daily overwatch on the fire from space, with local assets performing specialized observation roles.
The link is to NASA’s worldview site, which shows the fire as it is on June 02, 2019. The date can be adjusted on the site’s bottom scrollbar. June 02, 2019 High Level Fire