Thousands of acres of Southern California are currently burning as crews work to contain the Saddleridge Fire, Sandalwood Fire, Wendy Fire, Caples Fire, and other simultaneous blazes across the region. Even in areas without active blazes, a red flag warning remains in effect, due to dangerous wind conditions which could amplify the smallest spark. As conditions change rapidly, Cal Fire and the Google Crisis Response Team have released a live fire map to help residents stay safe (embedded below).
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection also has an extremely helpful interactive map on its site that shows the location of current fires, as well as the percentage of containment.
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. As of Friday morning, portions of four major freeways around the L.A. area are closed due to the blazes.
The University of California Cooperative extension also posted a fire map, but it’s only being updated twice daily. As a disclaimer on the map warns, none of these resources should supplant information and evacuation orders from local authorities.
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