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. Fire perimeter data are generally collected by a combination of aerial sensors and on the ground information.
This alphabetized list was updated for august 22.
Fire map california august 2020. The fire near big sur is sending smoke into the bay area. Fire origins mark the fire fighter s best guess of where the fire started. Fire perimeter and hot spot data.
Warmer spring and summer temperatures reduced snowpack and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more. 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. The map below is one of the more detailed fire maps for 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. 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016. This map contains four different types of data.
Fire data is available for download or can be viewed through a map interface. 5 of the top 20 largest wildfires in california history have occurred in 2020. There are two major types of current fire information.
Highway 1 remains closed from gorda to three miles north. The information on. The data is provided by calfire.
The department of forestry and fire protection cannot attest to the accuracy of a non cal fire site. 2020 statewide fire summary. List of active fires in california on august 22 2020.
Largest wildfires 1 august complex 3 scu lightning complex 4 lnu lightning complex 5 north complex and 6 creek fire. The information on many of these fires will also include who you can. List of active fires in california on august 19 2020.
This year s acres burned is 26 times higher than the acres burned in 2019 for the same time period. California forest improvement program cfip. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend.
Since the beginning of the year wildfires have burned over 3 1 million acres in california. This alphabetized list was updated around 12 30 p m.