A wildfire called Erskine started on 23 June 2016 in California due to an unknown cause. It burnt 18,368 hectares of forest and 250 structures in the southwest of the United-States, causing the death of two people.
USD 1.14 million in funding was granted to the University of Arkansas in order to create a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The system will be based on remote-sensing technologies.
The Korea Forest Service will join forces with Gangwon province to hold the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC 2015) in October 2015, in Pyeongchang, Korea, in an effort to exchange views on wildland fire related international issues.
NASA’s satellites detected over 500 hotspots of forest, plantation and peatland fires across the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. In Riau Province alone, the authorities located over 380 hotspots through satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua missions.
A report released by CoreLogic, a US private analysis company, is offering a summary of the most significant disasters that struck the United States in 2013 and an analysis of the potential risks and changes in natural hazards that are expected in 2014 with regards to
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The overall goal of the conference is (1) to address the priority research issues, and (2) to synthesize existing empirical data in a quantitative manner that will improve or provide additional model components designed to further post-wildfire research and assist the fire-effects community and land managers in the decision-making process.
The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) has reported that Mediterranean countries are at high risk of fire during this summer. EFFIS provides daily maps of risk of fires in Europe based on the weather and annual reports.
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite from July 8, 2009, shows thick smoke from hundreds of fires (locations marked in red) burning in central Africa, from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the western part of the scene to Tanzania in the east.