Use The Following Links To Access Information On Active Large Wildfires In California
If you believe you see or smell a wildfire starting, call 911.
It can take time for these sites to post information on new fires.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group's active fires map (Wait for data to load. Satellite heat-detection-dot colors mean: red = within last 12 hours, orange = within 12 to 24 hours, yellow = 24 to 48 hours. Dots/detections older than 48 hours are removed from the map. Some inaccuracies, but very helpful information.)
Other sites that can help you understand wildfire conditions like wind direction and speed, and to some degree the air support working on suppression, are (note, these are not government sites and accuracy is suspect):
Zoom Earth(Shows wildfires and wind speed and direction, disclaims accuracy. Move your cursor to see estimated wind direction and speed at that spot.)
Flightradar24 (Shows aircraft, including some firefighting fixed wing and helicopters, but not all. Click on aircraft icons to see details.)
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