An interactive map of wildfires burning across the bay area and california including the silverado fire in orange county and the glass fire in napa. October 5 2020 at 10 20 a m.
The 2020 california wildfire season was characterized by a record setting year of wildfires that burned across the state of california as measured during the modern era of wildfire management and record keeping.
California fire map today 2020. 2020 fire season outlook. Fire perimeter data are generally collected by a combination of aerial sensors and on the ground information. Fire data is available for download or can be viewed through a map interface.
Since the beginning of the year wildfires have burned over 4 million acres in california. While wildfires are a natural part of california s landscape the fire season in california and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. 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.
More than 2 million acres burned. These are the wildfires burning across california with four months to go in california s fire season a record amount of land has already burned. More than a million acres is on fire right now an area five times the size of new york and four times the size of all the wildfires that occurred in california in 2019.
Nasa lance fire information for resource management system provides near real time active fire data from modis and viirs to meet the needs of firefighters scientists and users interested in monitoring fires. There are two major types of current fire information. The season is a part of the 2020 western united states wildfire season as of the end of the year 9 639 fires had burned 4 177 856 acres 1 690 718 ha more than 4 of the state s.
Fire origins mark the fire fighter s best guess of where the fire started. October 5 2020 at 1 19 p m. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend.
This fully interactive digital map shows wildfire activity and thermal detected hot spots across the u s. The data is provided by calfire. This map contains four different types of data.
Fire perimeter and hot spot data. In the north the climate prediction center outlook calls for drier and warmer than average conditions in november and from december through february. Get breaking news and live updates including.