OTTAWA, May 10 /CNW Telbec/ – The forest fire season has already begun in
some parts of Canada, and many more fires can be expected as the season
reaches its peak. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) continues to be your source
for forest fire information across Canada. Visit our Forest Fire in Canada
site at http://fire.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php to remain informed throughout
The site features many useful and easy-to-use tools. They include the
National Forest Fire Situation Report, which summarizes current fire activity
and provides forecasts for the coming week, and the Canadian Wildland Fire
Information System, which monitors daily forest fire conditions and fire
occurrences across Canada. You can also view satellite images of active fires
and learn facts about forest fires.
Forest fires affect millions of hectares of forest each year. Although
they are an important part of nature’s cycle of renewal, they can also
threaten the lives and livelihoods of Canadians.
The Forest Fire in Canada site is maintained by NRCan’s Canadian Forest
Service (CFS). As the country’s foremost forest science organization, the CFS
plays a vital role in national and international policy development in support
of a healthy forest and a strong forest sector.
For further information: Ghyslain Charron, Media Relations, Natural
Resources Canada, Ottawa, (613) 992-4447