Last Updated: October 1, 2013 10:00 a.m. NDT
Please note: The 2013 Forest Fire Season ended as of midnight September 30, 2013. This page will be updated during the 2014 Forest Fire Season.
The Fire Status is an indication of the fire's current condition and is categorized as Out of Control (O/C), Contained (C), or Under Control (U/C)
A small area of smouldering or glowing combustion, which may be exhibiting smoke, located on or within the wildfire perimeter; a term commonly used during the mop-up stage of a fire.
The hectare is the metric unit of area measurement and can be considered in the following ways:
Note: Estimated Area - Fire size is usually just an estimate until after the fire is out, when it can be properly measured. Often, an accurate estimate is difficult due to the smoke that can accompany a large active fire. This is why a fire can end up being much bigger, or much smaller than originally estimated.