Forest Fire (22144 ha) in Canada 30 Jun 2021

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1000466
Countries: Canada
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 22144 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Canada - Wildfires (ECHO 01 Jul 2021)Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:01

  • Several wildfires have broken out across southern British Columbia, reaching an estimated area of more than 26,000 ha. 
  • A wildfire in Lytton Town is threatening local communities and structures and is classified as "Out of Control", as reported by authorities. Earlier this week, up to 49.6 C record temperatures were reported in Lytton. Due to ongoing wildfire activity, evacuation orders have been issued for several communities in southern British Columbia, including Lytton.
  • According to the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire danger forecast on 1-2 July is mostly from moderate to high over the central part of southern British Columbia.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (25), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),