Firespot: Wildfire app 4+

Wildfires, wind, and alerts‪.‬

Rayner Software LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Firespot shows you wildfires in real time.

- Get alerts when fire activity happens in your area
- See US wildfire perimeters
- See global satellite-detected fires
- See wind data, in real time or forecast
- See Red Flag warnings
- Browse and search all active fires
- See fire danger level, air quality, water vapor, soil moisture and vegetation

Firespot brings together the most useful sources of fire and weather data. With Firespot, you'll have a complete birds-eye view of everything that's happening with wildfires.

Firespot's alerts system sends important alerts straight to your phone. Monitor fires of interest to you, or get updates on any new activity in your area.

Human-reported U.S. fire data is sourced from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and the National Interagency Fire Center. This data provides up-to-date information on fires including perimeter, containment, and fuel type.

Satellite data is sourced from NASA and ESA. Satellites can serve as an early warning system for new wildfires, especially ones that start in remote areas where human detection may be delayed. Use satellite hotspots to see the true spread of a fire, which is often beyond the official perimeter.

Red Flag warnings are sourced from the National Weather Service.

Wind data and forecasts are sourced from NOAA's GFS model.

Fire danger sourced from the RAWS system of the USFS and BLM.

Use the map, view all fires and red flag warnings.

Customize alerts, get notifications of local fires and red flag warnings on your device, even when Firespot isn't open.

Firespot is not meant as a replacement for local evacuation alerts and information.

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What’s New

Version 4.1

- Added a Fire Danger view

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
956 Ratings

956 Ratings

treehousemw ,

Amazing app - Exactly what I need

Wow, it is an amazing app!!! Finally an aggregated source to zoom in on a specific fire, or track what's happening in California and across the country, all in one place.

I have been looking for something like this, definitely a keeper on my iphone. Easy to use, keep me informed, as we head into the wildfire season.

Goldrush woman ,

Looks good

It shows a lot of information on the whole continent regarding fires. My only complaint so far is that the legend is incomplete. There are a lot of icons on the map (various encircled numbers) But there’s no mention of what they indicate. At first I thought it was the number of active fires in an area, then I thought perhaps the county’s numerical identifier…I have nor idea & there doesn't seem to be anywhere to find this information in the apps site.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. To clarify: the numbers do represent total fires in the area. Orange ones are human-reported fires, purple ones are satellite-detected fires.

jklhyd ,

Easy to use

App is easy to use. Shows fire perimeter without having to tap on the fire location/name. Shows wind direction and intensity which helps get an idea of what the smoke might be like in my area. So far seems like the easiest fire app I’ve tried.

Developer Response ,

Happy to hear it. The wind overlay is getting a major upgrade in the upcoming version- stay tuned.

App Privacy

The developer, Rayner Software LLC, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

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