To the southwest of Hudson Bay (upper right), multiple large fires were burning across Manitoba (left) and Ontario (right) on July 2, 2003. The Northeast region of Manitoba has experienced 265 wildfires already this year, which have burned more than 130,000 hectares (more than 320,000 acres). In Ontario, there were 25 active fires of various sizes burning over an area of 262,715 hectares (almost 650,000 acres) as of June 30. These images and fire detection were made by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.
The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS’ maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.