Satellite photo showing the three major fires active in Northern Alberta

wildfires in Northern Alberta May 28, 2019 Satellite photo
Satellite photo showing the location of wildfires in Northern Alberta May 28, 2019. Click to enlarge.

This satellite photo taken at 5:40 p.m. MDT April 28 shows the locations of three major wildfires in Northern Alberta. The imagery was enhanced to enhanced to show the heat generated by the active fires.

As predicted, the wind on Tuesday was out of the west which made the east sides of the fire more active than they had been in recent days. As you can see in the photo large amounts of smoke are flowing off to the east. Click here to see an analysis and map of wildfire smoke in North America today.

The northern-most fire identified on the map is a relatively new blaze, known as “066”. Alberta Wildfire said Tuesday afternoon,  “[The fire] is approximately 6 km west of Highway 35 near Steen River. Highway 35 North of High Level is closed due to smoke – monitor Alberta511 for updated highway conditions.”

The air quality in the town of High Level, Alberta has reached dangerous levels.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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  1. When this High Level fire started, you spoke of the inability of firefighters to access the fire because it was a military practice area with potential explosives on the ground. I’ve not heard anything about that since. Did the fire burn over that area?


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