USDA Forest Service – Real-Time Active Fire Map

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The Active Fire Mapping Program is a satellite-based, fire detection and monitoring program managed by the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Active Fire Mapping program provides near real-time detection and characterization of wildland fire conditions for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

USDA Forest Service – Active Fire Mapping Program Website

Definitions of Active Fire Map Terms

Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occurring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occurring in grass/sage.
Wildland Fire: Any nonstructure fire, other than prescribed fire, that occurs in the wildland.
Wildland Fire – IMT1: Wildland fire; Type 1 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire – IMT2: Wildland fire; Type 2 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire – Other: Wildland fire; Other Incident Management Team Assigned besides a Type 1 or Type 2 team (e.g. Type 3).

USDA Forest Service: InciWeb – Wildfire Reporting

InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident web information management system provided by the United States Forest Service released in 2004. It was originally developed for wildland fire emergencies, but can be also used for other emergency incidents (natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes).

Latest Updates From InciWeb

  • Buzzard Fire (Wildfire) April 25, 2018
    Please go to InciWeb https://tinyurl.com/aviancomplex for future updates on this
  • AVIAN COMPLEX (Wildfire) April 25, 2018
    Avian Complex Update Ochopee – Due to multiple fires within the same unit of Big Cypress National Preserve, the Avian Complex will now include and report on the Buzzard, Vulture and Caracara fires. Information regarding these fires, including maps, and fire area closures can be found on InciWeb https://tinyurl.com/aviancomplex. Rain fell across the Buzzard W […]
  • Rhea Fire (Wildfire) April 25, 2018
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:00 pm The fire's size is currently estimated to be 286,598 acres, and containment is 98 percent. These figures differ slightly from the Operational Briefing video posted earlier on Facebook due to additional information received after fire crews in the field submitted updated numbers in their end of shift reports.The Rhea Fire […]
  • Oakridge/Westfir Prescribed Burn (Prescribed Fire) April 24, 2018
    BACKGROUND Forests in the project area were shaped by the 1910 Dead Mountain Fire (Flat Creek and Dead Mountain area) or from logging that occurred in the 1920s and 1930s (North Fork of the Middle Fork Willamette River area). Most of these forests are now made up of densely stocked Douglas fir and other species ranging in age from 80 to 120 years. In most of […]
  • Rattlesnake Fire (Wildfire) April 24, 2018
    The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Firefighters are making excellent progress improving the containment of the Rattlesnak […]
  • Castle Fire (Wildfire) April 24, 2018
    The Castle Fire was first reported Saturday, April 14, around 10 a.m. and is located in the Smoke Hole area of Grant County about 8 miles southwest of Petersburg, on the Monongahela National Forest. The area received three inches of rain on April 15. After monitoring the fire, smoke was observed on Wednesday, April 18th. The fire began to spread on Friday, A […]
  • Kaibab South Zone RX Fire (Prescribed Fire) April 24, 2018
    Fire crews with the Kaibab National Forest plan to implement a prescribed fire project near Tusayan starting April 25 and continuing through April 26 in order to improve forest health and reduce the risk of unnaturally severe wildfire to the community. The area to be treated is part of the Reed Prescribed Fire Project, which has blocks both southwest and eas […]
  • Diener Canyon Fire (Wildfire) April 24, 2018
    Firefighters Make Progress Utilizing Favorable WeatherThe Diener Canyon Fire (6,106 acres) is burning on Mount Sedgwick within the old fire scar from 2004. The Bluewater fire (2,532 acres) is located approximately 4 miles north of the Diener Canyon Fire on Salitre Mesa.On Saturday afternoon firefighters engaged in a successful firing operation on the west en […]
  • Bluewater Fire (Wildfire) April 24, 2018
    Firefighters Make Progress Utilizing Favorable WeatherThe Diener Canyon Fire (6,106 acres) is burning on Mount Sedgwick within the old fire scar from 2004. The Bluewater fire (2,532 acres) is located approximately 4 miles north of the Diener Canyon Fire on Salitre Mesa.On Saturday afternoon firefighters engaged in a successful firing operation on the west en […]
  • 34 Complex Fire (Wildfire) April 24, 2018
    The 34 Complex Fire began on April 12, 2017 at approximately 4pm. Initial attack was under the leadership of Incident Commander James of the Oklahoma Forestry Services and David Conner of the Woodward Fire Department. As of midnight, April 14, the fire was approximately 25% contained and involved approximately 53,000 acres.To assist in the management of this […]

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