Tracking Canada’s Extreme 2023 Fire Season

Many of Canada’s fires in 2023, ignited by summer lightning storms, burned for months in remote areas. The animation above shows the largest Canadian fire in the FEDS database for 2023 as of September 19, 2023—a fire that had charred 1,224,938 hectares (4,730 square miles) in Quebec near the La Grande Reservoir 3.

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