Mapping the Northern California wildfires

Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 8:35 PM



There have been many wildfires raging in Northern California in recent weeks, and with more dry weather and potential thunderstorms in the forecast, things are looking quite dangerous. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, there are currently 12,521 firefighters battling hundreds of fires which have scorched nearly 160,000 acres. To help citizens stay safe, the department has made an excellent My Map, plotting out the locations of all the fire, allowing anyone interested to find out where the danger zones are, which is extremely useful for everyone from residents to campers.


Additionally, we have imagery courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC available as a KML overlay, which you can download and display in Google Earth.