This is point GIS coverage consisting of either fire ignition locations or centroids of fire polygons where the exact location of fire ignition were unknown for fires within the Yukon, spanning a period from 1946 to present. Although the temporal scale of the coverage goes back to late 1940's, Yukon-wide fire detection capability was not fully developed until the 1960's. In addition to this, access to regular aerial mapping was not readily available until that same time period. As a result many fires in the 40's and 50's were simply not recorded or poorly mapped, particularly in the north. For that reason, care must be taken when drawing conclusions from these data as it relates to the early years. Starting 2020 on the data was automatically updated using iFMS.
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