Browse current wildfire and prescribed burn activity throughout most of the world, including the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and more.
Thermal hotspot maps by region show wildfire activity in the past 48 hours from the NASA MODIS and VIIRS satellite instruments. Tap a pin to show detailed hotspot info including fire radiance power and brightness temperature. All data is timestamped in UTC. Different days in the 48-hour window are broken up with red and green pins for easy viewing.
InciWeb & CAL FIRE active fire maps: tap a marker on these maps to go to the corresponding official incident webpage.
Easy access to the corresponding InciWeb Incident or Article webpage in an embedded Safari View.
The InciWeb Incidents feed is categorized by state and is searchable. The InciWeb Articles feed is in chronological order, with incidents tagged by state, and is also searchable.
Tap a fire in the InciWeb Incidents Feed to zoom to it with the MODIS or VIIRS 24-hour map.
There is a section for wildfire-related US government Twitter accounts, sorted into national and state sources.
View current infrared GeoMAC Active Wildfire Perimeters data. All perimeters are selectable from a national map.
Information is posted as soon as it becomes available from GeoMAC, NASA, InciWeb, and CAL FIRE.
This app is not affiliated with any government agency.
There is a fixed banner ad from Google on the bottom of some content.
- Fix for MODIS/VIIRS thermal hotspot map color-coding bug. Red pins are UTC current day. Green pins are UTC prior day. Prior to this fix, there was some incorrect color mixing.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
This is what professionals in California have nearby
First, to all the reviewers who don’t know, the ‘Cal’ in Cal Fire stands for California (formerly CDF or California Department of Forestry).
This is your first stop for information on wildfires in California so that is where the priority information emphasis is
The Cal Fire active fire map is your number one first stop to see the morning and evening report stats and assess each fire in the state. Having the Twitter feed included is golden. Those two features alone are worth having this in you pocket if you use them for work (as I do) could be threatened by an active fire or just want to know what’s going on.
(Note - I write very few reviews and am not a Cal Fire employee, but my work puts me at many of the state's biggest wildfires)
Great Developer & Important App
This is a crucial app if you love in wildfire country. The developer (David) responded rapidly to my feedback. I’m grateful for this invaluable app and hope it continues to be so well supported and evolved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.