Wildfires – Arizona, USA
The 2,400-acre Juniper Fire near Young is being managed to actually benefit the ecosystem. Other lightning-caused fires being monitored in the region include the 2,170-acre Cowboy Fire eight miles south of Flagstaff just off Interstate 17, the 1,200-acre Mormon Fire six miles east of Munds Park and the 1,000-acre Pivot Fire eight miles northeast of Strawberry.
Wildfires – Alberta Canada – Update
Fire conditions are high to extreme in northeastern Alberta.
The Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control. It is estimated to cover 576,781 hectares in Alberta and about 3,200 hectares in Saskatchewan.
As of 7 a.m., there were 20 active wildfires in Alberta, with one out of control.
The fire in the Peace River area is now under control.
There are 2,309 firefighters, 104 helicopters, 261 pieces of heavy equipment and 24 air tankers currently battling the fires across Alberta.
Wildfire crews from across the world are currently supporting – or en route to support – the efforts in Alberta, including:
298 firefighters from South Africa
198 firefighters from the United States
111 firefighters from British Columbia
85 firefighters from Ontario
30 firefighters from Northwest Territories
28 firefighters from Parks Canada
Seven firefighters from New Brunswick
Eight firefighters from Saskatchewan
Two firefighters from Manitoba
Three firefighters from Newfoundland/Prince Edward Island
Three firefighters from Nova Scotia
With higher humidity in the forecast and the potential for showers, it is expected that firefighting conditions will improve through the weekend.