By the visual and data journalism team bbc news. Dozens of active fires.
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.
Recent california fires map 2020. Since the middle of august 2020 hundreds of wildfires have been burning in california from. California wildfires map. August 19 2020 topic maps california los angeles times wildfire.
In the north the climate prediction center outlook calls for drier and warmer than average conditions in november and from december through february. 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.
California and oregon 2020 wildfires in maps graphics and images. An interactive map of wildfires burning across the bay area and california including the silverado fire in orange county and the. Hot weather and dry landscape has made the wes.
Since the start of the season more than 2 million acres. Over 650 wildfires have been raging across california burning through 1 2 million acres of land while destroying homes and precious forestry. Warmer spring and summer temperatures reduced snowpack and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more.
Los angeles times provides a california specific map of the current wildfires to stay updated on what s happening right now. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. This map contains four different types of data.
Fire origins mark the fire fighter s best guess of where the fire started. 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. In the zoomed out view hexagons bin the individual fires and color by number of hotspots.
And california still has four months of its wildfire season in front of it. 2020 fire season outlook since the beginning of the year wildfires have burned over 4 million acres in california. Wavy hatching indicates levels.
The data is provided by calfire. 28 2020 12 33 p m. The california fires of september 2020 can be seen in these satellite photos.
California fire map tracker updated.