Local Fire Information
Incident Information Center - InciWeb:
A national, interagency all-risk incident information management system. The system was developed with two primary missions: 1. Provide the public a single source of incident related information, and 2. Provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community.
Click on "Incident Table View." Type "Arizona" in the Search box, and it will provide you with the status of all fires in Arizona. Alternatively, click on an incident shield on the map and then "Go to Incident". Updates are usually twice a day. Morning status is around 8 or 9. Evening status is 5 or later. The table will reflect the fire type, numbers of acres consumed, and hours since the information was updated.
National Fire Situational Awareness - Intterra: A Go-To site for the big picture, to include the cost of fighting fires. Click on "Fire Information" tab and scroll down to Current Fires. This will give you the number of fires in your state, the location, agency in command, acres, and containment percentage. Alternatively, click on a fire icon on the map. Explore the icons on the left of the map for more details.
AirNow is a national tracking application that's focused on air quality near a wildfire. Round, triangular, and square icons will display air quality at those specific locations and fire or satellite detection icons will provide minimal fire information. Key in your zip code and the dial will give you current air condition. More detailed information can be obtained under the Fire tab during a wildfire.
Go to FlightRadar24 to see where that overhead helicopter or red-belly bomber is going. In near-realtime, aircraft images are shown traversing the world. Click on one to gather more information on that particular flight and determine where that smoke actually is by finding the support aircraft as they circle the wildfire area.
#FireMappers strives to answer two basic questions: 1. Is there a fire near me? and 2. Where do I go for more information? Three organizations - The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation, GISCorps, and CEDR Digital have come together to help address this problem. Simply click on the map's fire icon and learn.