Recent days have seen several brushfires break out across the region, as dry, hot weather contributes to kindling-box conditions. An excessive heat warning remains in effect through the weekend, meaning the danger of more and larger fires is high. To keep an eye on what’s going on be sure to consult these fire map resources–but do bear in mind that, while they provide the best information available, they should not be used instead of orders from local authorities.
Google Crisis Response Team Fire Map
The Google Crisis Response Team map displays both where the fire hotspots are located, evacuation orders, and what traffic conditions in and out of those areas look like. This is your best bet for a quick check on street closures and other updates.
NAPSG Foundation Wildfire Early Notification Map
This interactive mapping project relies on multiple different sources of data to compile a multi-layer picture of wildfire activity, tabulating everything from crowdsourced locations to NASA satellite hot spot detection.
CalFire Incidents Overview
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection also has an extremely helpful interactive map on its website that shows the location of current fires, as well as the percentage of containment.
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