California Wildfires Information

From a Dec. 8, 2017, International Space Station flyover of Southern California, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed the plumes of smoke rising from wildfires

CALFIRE-statewide map of California fires.  By following the link on the CAL FIRE home page one can obtain up-to-date and useful  information related to specific incidents in the state – information includes approximate wildfire locations, road closures, general precautionary notices and evacuation orders.  The agency also maintains a twitter account where real time updates related to safety, evacuation orders, road closures and alternative driving routes and more. 

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)-provides information on large fires throughout the US. Currently reports are updated on Friday of each week.

FireBuster-tool to forecast weather (temperature, precipitation, wind, etc.) that may promote fire.

California Smoke Information-provides information on air quality due to smoke from wildland fires, fire information, and health effects of smoke and how to protect yourself.

InciWeb – provides information specific to an incident and can be sorted by location or other attributes.

Resources to help prepare for and recover from fire:

USDA Disaster Center provides information about specific disasters and emergencies, how to prepare, recover, and help build long-term resilience, as well as information about USDA assistance during disaster events.

American Red Cross-Opens shelters for evacuees of California wildfire to disaster help and resources

Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)- improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters. EDEN's mission is to reduce the impact of disasters through research-based education.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)- Thomas, Creek, and Rye Fires: Listen to local officials and evacuate if instructed. We approved Fire Management Assistance Grants for the three fires to help cover the costs of emergency work in California.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Center Offices-California (Region IX)

USDA Service Center Locator- USDA Service Centers is a single location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies. Centers in Southern California