Latest updates on san francisco bay area fires and wildfires burning across northern california. 2020 statewide fire summary.
Fire perimeter data are generally collected by a combination of aerial sensors and on the ground information.
Southern ca fire map 2020. 2020 fire season outlook this year s fire season has already seen above normal activity. This map contains four different types of data. Warmer spring and summer temperatures reduced snowpack and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more.
Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Where fires are burning in california major complexes of fires in the greater bay area has burned hundreds of thousands of acres this summer. The map legend also shows hazardous wildfire conditions.
This year s acres burned is 26 times higher than the acres burned in 2019 for the same time period. 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 data is provided by calfire.
Red flag warning and fire weather watch. There are two major types of current fire information. Fire origins mark the fire fighter s best guess of where the fire started.
Wildfires map and updates. Since the beginning of the year wildfires have burned over 3 1 million acres in california. 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. Interactive map showing acres burned and containment of fires including north complex fire in butte. 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.
Fire perimeter and hot spot data.