From oakland to point reyes smoke enveloped the bay area as fires scorched northern california. These data are used to make highly accurate perimeter maps for firefighters and other emergency personnel but are generally updated only once every 12 hours.
There are two major types of current fire information.
Bay area current california fire smoke map. Fremont ca august 19. How to check and track california wildfire smoke levels in your neighborhood. The fire and smoke map shows fine particulate 2 5 micron pm 2 5 pollution data obtained from air quality monitors and sensors information is shown on both the epa s air quality index scale using the nowcast aqi algorithm and also as hourly pm 2 5 concentration values.
Multiple fires are burning around the bay area and northern california. 19 2020 in fremont calif. Smoke from california fires may have killed more than 1 000 people where bobcat fire fits among la county s largest wildfires of past century bobcat fire surpasses 110 000 acres as firefighters.
Fire perimeter data are generally collected by a combination of aerial sensors and on the ground information. Latest updates on san francisco bay area fires and wildfires burning across northern california. Statewide nearly 12 000 firefighters are battling blazes said daniel berlant assistant deputy.
During the camp fire in november 2018 readings above 250 were recorded in the san francisco bay area. A smoke filled sky is photographed at central park on wednesday aug. Sf2 20200924 16 utc.
An air quality advisory is in effect sunday and monday because of wildfire smoke expected to drift into the bay area bringing hazy skies mainly to the north bay. Interactive map showing acres burned and containment of fires including north complex fire in butte. A red flag warning lets fire managers know that conditions are highly unfavorable for prescribed burns and dangerous fire growth could.
Interactive maps showing red flag warnings in california. Wrf 20200924 12km grid 12 utc initialization. Fire perimeter and hot spot data.
9 counties change colors on ca. For low cost sensor data a correction equation is also applied to mitigate bias in the sensor data.