6th International Wildland Fire Conference scheduled for October 2015

The participants of IWFC 2015 will discuss historic and future relationships

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.


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Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:52

Forecasting wildfire behaviour with WIFIRE

A map showing locations that experienced wildfires greater than 250 acres, from

A new instrument to fight the exponential increase of wildfires, WIFIRE, is currently being prepared in California, USA.

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Tue, 19/08/2014 - 11:17

Indonesia: Aqua and Terra satellites locate nearly 530 fire hotspots in Sumatra

Satellite images help detect fires in Indonesia

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.


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Tue, 25/02/2014 - 14:10

Report: Natural hazards in the USA in 2013

Satellite picture of the wild fire and Yosemite National Park.

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

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Mon, 06/01/2014 - 11:35

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference 2013 on post-Wildfire

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.






25/08/2013 to 30/08/2013

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Thu, 16/05/2013


YMCA Camp of the Rockies – Estes Park Center

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

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Myanmar Fire Service Department

Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar. The Fire Services Department under Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement is responsible for fire precaution, fire



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EU Fire Maps predict High Risk of Wildfires in the Mediterranean region

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.

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Fri, 10/08/2012 - 13:42

Fires Stretch Across Central Africa

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.

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Tue, 14/07/2009 - 06:00

Remote Sensing - Wildfire Gallery


A wildfire is an unplanned, unwanted wild land fire (including unauthorized human-caused fires). Vegetation fires are caused by slash/burn land clearing, clearing of plantations following logging operations, and by natural events such as lightning or extreme drought. The dry seasons provide peak conditions for wildfires to occur, and it is during this time that they are most prevalent and present a transboundary problem when prevailing winds disperse the smoke across borders to other countries.


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