Fire Tracker, KPCC's tool for following & researching California wildfires, contains fire information displayed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection -- also known as CalFire -- which protects more than 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands and provides emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties.
About the data
Data and information contained in Fire Tracker is updated three times a day and is based on the latest updates from CalFire and information from the U.S. Forest Service'sInciWeb Incident Information System. As such, Fire Tracker is a news tool and does not contain the latest information from emergency management officials, nor should it be used to make decisions that affect you and your family.
Mapped locations are based on the approximate location of the fire as released by CalFire and should not be used to make decisions that affect you and your family.
Data for fires that have reached 100 percent containment may contain inaccuracies.
In cases where data for a particular item is not available or not clear, we display it as "n/a", or not available.