Description

Browse current wildfire and prescribed burn activity throughout all of the world.

Active Wildfire Perimeter full data from WFIGS and IRWIN updated every 20 minutes. Tagged by state, search by name, and filter by acres burned.

WFIGS: Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services (WFIGS) Group
IRWIN: Integrated Reporting of Wildland Fire Information

NASA MODIS and VIIRS satellite instruments: Thermal hotspot maps by region show wildfire activity in the past 48 hours. See hotspot info including fire radiance power, brightness temperature, and confidence.

A Recent Wildfire News section: find news from 1,700+ cited sources quickly on a map or in a table view tagged by state alphabetically. Set up your own custom state feed with the state toggles. Quickly lookup new source homepages near specific fires.

InciWeb & CAL FIRE active fire maps: hot-link to the corresponding official incident webpage.

CHP (California Highway Patrol): Incidents in the past 3 hours related to fires are filtered out separately, all traffic incidents are included viewable by last 1 or 3 hours.

Lookup current hyper-local weather conditions, including temperature, wind and gust conditions, and local forecasts anywhere in the USA using map quick lookup or search: Detailed NWS Forecast, Hourly Forecast, Grid Data Forecast, and Summary Forecast.

Wildfire Situation Reports section with mirrored PDFs from NIFC and more.

NESDIS GOES 17 satellite animation GeoColor and Fire Temperature quick links at relatively high resolution.

Hourly air quality data maps from EPA AirNow: PM2.5, PM10, and Ozone. Color-coded to correspond to the common air quality index reference number (AQI).

Map Measurement Tool added to the Map Tools Side Menu. Measure distance and area and save your measurements locally. If you delete the app, you will lose your measurements. A feature to backup your measurements to a .xml file is coming soon.

Premium users: View 250m resolution true color images from NASA GIBS (Global Imagery Browse Service). Images are available back to Jan. 1 2007. Worldwide coverage.

Premium Users: Lookup a driving route to any fire or hotspot with Google or Apple Maps directions Universal Links. Save your preferred Directions Provider in the App Settings.

There is a section for wildfire-related US government Twitter accounts viewable by map by approximate location or sorted into national and state sources in a table view.

User-Submitted Fire Map feature: map-based wildfire-related chatter. Photos are allowed. Posts and replies are anonymous; no account needed.

Information is posted as soon as it becomes available from WFIGS, IRWIN, NIFC, NASA, InciWeb, CAL FIRE, CHP, NOAA, GOES/NESDIS, EPA, and NWS.

This app is not affiliated with any government agency.

Terms of Use: https://davidgrossapps.com/terms/tos-wildfire-info.html

What’s New

Version 1.2

New Features:
- Air Quality maps from EPA AirNow: PM2.5, PM10, and Ozone. Permanent sensors only right now.
- NESDIS GOES 17 Satellite Animations quick links section (GeoColor and Fire Temp).
- Nearest 10 news sources from the blue Map Tools pin are now listed in the Map Tools side menu at the bottom. Clicking one takes you to the source homepage.
- "Detailed Forecast" de-emphasized on the Map Tools menu and "Summary Forecast" takes its place.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix for "Recent Wildfire News" map not displaying article titles under the pins on iOS.
- Fix for "Recent Wildfire News" pins overlapping on one another and causing jumping to wrong article.
- Fix for "Recent Wildfire News" not being searchable by state or state abbreviation.

More updates coming soon.

Ratings and Reviews

junkdrop ,

Barely launches on ios12!!!

Just updated on ios12 and now the app doesn’t even refresh.
I’m trying to track fires in my area!!!
Update - developer says there was a server issue. Still a great app!

Developer Response ,

Not iOS 12. Server hiccup related to SSL that will never happen again.

CaliforniaRobin ,

A great tool

Thank you so much for such a great app - I had some trouble initially with the fire map not showing anything except the topographical map. The developer contacted me. I deleted and then downloaded the app again. It is now working perfectly.

Developer Response ,

I do not believe there was any down time recently. Did you try the app on at least two different networks (i.e. cellular and WiFi)? Did you try cycling in and out of airplane mode? Rebooting your device? Please email davidgrossapps@gmail.com so I can more fully understand your issue. What screen(s) it happened on, etc.

crowfly80 ,

Inciweb at hands reach!

Inciweb is my go to website for all active wildfire events. I do not live in an area prone to wildfires but I do pay close attention to them as I do travel quite a bit.

Along with Inciweb this app provides outlooks for the country.

Awesome app!

App Privacy

The developer, David Gross, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • User Content

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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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