Fire perimeter and hot spot data. 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.
Northern california fire wildfire smoke map today. Around 19 000 firefighters are battling 27 major fires in the state more than 3 6 million acres have burned this year. In a little over two weeks there have been eight. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in california nearly one million acres have been torched in a week and more critical fire weather conditions are being forecast for the region.
Forecast map for vertically integrated smoke at 1 p m. Near surface smoke refers to the smoke that will hover within 8 meters 26 feet of the ground the kind responsible for. This pattern will remain through monday effecting areas including but not limited to the east bay hills north bay sacramento valley and sierra foothills.
A fire weather watch is in effect beginning saturday morning through a large portion of northern california for gusty winds and low humidity bringing critical fire weather conditions. At least 26 people have died including 15 in butte county. Fire perimeter data are generally collected by a combination of aerial sensors and on the ground information.
According to cal fire more than 16 000 firefighters were fighting 18 major fires and lightning complexes across california as of monday. The north complex fire is still burning thousands of acres in northern california after a lightning storm ignited multiple fires on aug. The bear claremont and sheep fires merged creating the.