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Final documentation report Chisholm fire (LWF-063)

Description

As the severity of the 2001 fire season developed in late May, Land and Forest Service escalated man-up and aircraft expenditures significantly above normal levels in expectation of increased fire load. Prior to fire activity in the Protection Zone of Alberta, municipalities in the agricultural areas were experiencing extreme fire behaviour and property losses. This is the context for Alberta’s latest record fire event – the Chisholm fire (LWF-063), which was man-caused, igniting on May 23, 2001. It is notable that the fire intensity for the Chisholm fire replaces the previous record calculation of the 1968 Vega fire, which ran parallel to the Chisholm fire. Both fires started the same day of the same month 33 years apart; both were driven by a low-level jet wind; and both fires ended their run just south of the Town of Slave Lake as a result of a major weather change.

Updated

January 1, 2001

Tags
chisholm fires forest fires wildfire

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006, 2006-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-01-01

Date Added

2016-03-23T15:06:06.111065

Date Modified

2001-01-01

Date Issued

2001-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778518418

ISBN (print)

077851840X

NEOS catalogue key

2552945

Local Identifier

I/036

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks