Fires - Wildfire Maps and Info 4+

Fire Info and Offline 3D Maps

Ryan Strouse

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Fires is a comprehensive wildfire information resource and navigation app.


▶ Incident Details

Fires provides maps, photos, and information about wildfires from several sources for the United States. View active wildfire perimeters or share wildfire information and high resolution photos.

• InciWeb
• US Forest Service

▶ Incident Notifications with Containment Updates and Fire Weather Notifications

Fires will notify you when new incidents are downloaded within the maximum distance that you set from the source that you select.

• InciWeb
• US Forest Service

▶ Offline Incident Mapping

Fires can automatically download incidents when the app is in the background from the source that you select.

• InciWeb
• US Forest Service

▶ Thermal Hotspots and Fire Activity

Fires allows you to interactively browse the full set of global active fire detections from MODIS and VIIRS.

• Collection-6 MODIS Active Fire Data
• VIIRS I-Band 375m Active Fire Data
• Active Fire Details

▶ GOES and Himawari Satellite Images and Animations

Fires provides extensive near real-time GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) imagery from NOAA.

• United States
• Pacific
• Atlantic
• Central America
• South America
• East Full Disk
• West Full Disk

▶ Local Weather Conditions

Fires gives you a summary of your current local weather conditions from AccuWeather for free without a subscription.

▶ Fire Weather Forecasts & Outlooks

Fires provides Fire Weather Forecast & Outlook maps intended to delineate areas of the US.

• Expected Number of Large Fires per PSA
• Fire Potential Index Forecast
• Fire Danger Rating
• Large Fire Probability
• National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook
• Drought Monitor Summary
• Dead Fuel Moisture

▶ Historical Fires

Fires provides maps, photos, and information about historical wildfires from CAL FIRE for 2017-2020, and quick access to historical fire perimeters from 2000-2018.

▶ Social Media Updates

Fires provides quick access to social media updates from national and state agencies.

• Twitter
• Facebook
• Instagram


▶ Offline 3D Maps and GPS

Fires will give you offline GPS functionality and 3D base maps when there is no network coverage. Fires allows you to cache what you use and doesn't require you to manually save your maps, which saves you a lot of time.

• Several Base Maps
• Create Lines, Shapes, and Waypoints
• Navigate and trace your locations


Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.

▶ FIRES PRO ($14.99/year)

• Access Satellite Hybrid base map
• Access Topo base map
• Access Streets base map
• Access Hillshades overlay
• Access Incident Weather Conditions
• Remove Ads

▶ SATELLITE BASE MAP ($4.99/6 months)

• Access Satellite (No Labels) base map


• Access Incident Weather Conditions

▶ REMOVE ADS ($2.99/year)

• Use the app without ads


• TURN OFF auto-renewal via the main Settings app:
• Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
• Your iTunes Account will be charged at confirmation of purchase.
• Visit the following URL to view our Privacy Policy:
• Visit the following URL for full terms of use:

What’s New

Version 3.4.3

UI updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.4K Ratings

9.4K Ratings

AireAnna Rose ,

Amazing and up to date

Have had this app for over a month now and absolutely love it. This app has let me keep an eye on wildfires in Northern Nevada and all over California especially in Southern Cali where my sister lives. Yes there are ads but you can chose to open or close them in the free version. Since downloading this app I can count on 1 hand how many ads I have seen. Would recommend to anyone living in an area prone to outbreaks of wildfires.

Knuckles049IH ,

Invasive ads with recent update

I’ve been using this app for a couple years and love it. I live in fire country and this app provides a needed service. I do not mind seeing ads in exchange for this service. But after a recent app update, I am now seeing invasive, full-screen ads that will not allow me to exit until they have completed the 5-second countdown. This is a serious problem and they need to update it to get rid of the invasive ads. When people are looking for vital safety information, they shouldn’t be forced to watch ads. Stick to the smaller ones that show up in the corners. I’m fine with those. Your users are here to view vital safety information. We are not playing a video game. Many people don’t have 5 seconds to waste while waiting for information about wildfires. I find this unsafe and disrespectful.

JL-1940 ,

The Sorry Demise of This App

The “Free” addition has Banner ads like EVERYONE else, BUT these characters have recently decided to ALSO add
FULL PAGE ads with AUDIO!!!! But wait... there’s more! You can’t close the blaring full page ad for a required amount of time!
Everyone else who has tried full page ads has dropped that poorly advised money making scheme. Why? FPAs even without sound are so annoying, you ultimately make less from the 90% of people who refuse to pay subscription fees and dump your app or at the very least will now use it far less (10 % usage?) than they used to. While you screw around waiting until your revenues go down, you’ve also lost mega customers who have already deleted your app.
Get with it !!!

Developer Response ,

We are currently in the process of reviewing and filtering any annoying or exceedingly long ads that may be displaying. We are not able to control when the close option for an ad is available since we are using Google ads. We hope to filter any video ad that does not have an early close option. Thank you for the feedback.

App Privacy

The developer, Ryan Strouse, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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