Wildfire map usa. This tool explores wildfire scenario projections done by dr. Nfpa photo with funding from usda forest service. Large incident map products updated daily while the national preparedness level npl is level 2. Depending on the type of vegetation present a wildfire can also be classified more specifically as a brush fire bushfire desert fire forest fire grass fire hill fire peat fire vegetation fire or veld fire.
Interactive wildfire forest fire and lightning map for california oregon idaho and the western us. A wildfire or wildland fire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation occurring in rural areas. The wildfire hazard potential whp map is a raster geospatial product produced by the usda forest service fire modeling institute that can help to inform evaluations of wildfire risk or prioritization of fuels management needs across very large landscapes millions of acres. Click a marker on the map and use the go to incident button for detailed information.
Several studies have indicating that the risk of wildfire will increase with climate change. Join the growing network of recognized firewise sites from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire. Smoke and flames rise as a wildfire from the santa rosa and napa valley moves through the area in california united states on october 10 2017. Wildfire is a serious hazard in california.
When combined with the threat of global warming americans choosing to live near forests is expected to lead to more. Wildfire risk rises with 43 million us. Leroy westerling at the university of california merced using a statistical model based on historical data of climate vegetation. Nfpas firewise usa program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.
On the fire weather avalanche center wildfire map. Fire locations are based on data provided by the national interagency coordination center and are subject to change.