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. And california still has four months of its wildfire season in front of it.
Top 20 wildfire records 5 of the top 20 largest wildfires in california history have occurred in 2020.
Fires burning map of california fires 2020. Fire perimeter and hot spot data. Fire origins mark the fire fighter s best guess of where the fire started. 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 data is available for download or can be viewed through a map interface. Most destructive 6 north complex 10 lnu lightning complex and 17 creek fire. There are two major types of current fire information.
This map contains four different types of data. Fires and air quality in california oregon and washington by matthew bloch scott reinhard lucy tompkins and bryan pietsch updated sept. The map below is one of the more detailed fire maps for california.
Interactive map showing acres burned and containment of fires including north complex fire in butte. Over 650 wildfires have been raging across california burning through 1 2 million acres of land while destroying homes and precious forestry. Latest updates on san francisco bay area fires and wildfires burning across northern california.
Fire perimeter data are generally collected by a combination of aerial sensors and on the ground information. Dozens of active fires. Hot weather and dry landscape has made the wes.
Since the start of the season more than 2 million acres. 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. Close to 14 000 firefighters deployed.
Largest wildfires 1 august complex 3 scu lightning complex 4 lnu lightning complex 5 north complex and 6 creek fire. The california governor s office of emergency services also has an interactive map of red flag warnings and new and active fires. 18 2020 active burning in last day.
Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. The data is provided by calfire.