Map: See Where Wildfires Are Burning in California

California's fire departments face a two-front crisis during the hot and dry months of summer during the coronavirus pandemic.

The map below shows where California's wildfires are burning (updated daily).

  • The red fire symbols classify the fire by acres. The symbol increases in size as the fire increases in coverage.
  • The polygons show current perimeters.
  • The map legend also shows Hazardous Wildfire Conditions: Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch.

2020 Wildfires as of 7/27/20 (stats provided by CalFire)

  • 78,823 est. Acres Burned
  • 5,292 Incidents
  • 0 Fatalities
  • 36 Structures Damaged or Destroyed

2020 Fire Season Outlook

This year's fire season has already seen above normal activity. A dry winter, followed by a hot spring create a grim outlook, according to the The National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook issued July 1.

August - September: Above normal temperatures along with drought conditions expected to lead to an expansion of wildfires across Northern California.

Predictive Services National Interagency Fire Center
August Wildfire Outlook
Predictive Services National Interagency Fire Center
September Wildfire Outlook

October: Above normal fire conditions forecasted in parts of Southern and Northern California. This is due to dry and hot conditions combined with Santa Ana winds. A La Niña is expected to develop leading to dry conditions.

October Wildfire Outlook

Here are some wildfire evacuation tips to follow during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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