Real-Time Wildfire Updates For California, USA

Get a complete picture of forest fire in California at a glance and make informed decisions to stay ahead of fire-related disasters.

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Real-time Wildfire Map for California
Visualize Fires in Real Time With Ambee’s Wildfire Map For California
California's Forest Area Coverage
California is known for its diverse landscapes, including its extensive forested areas. California’s forest areas cover a significant portion of the state, with approximately 33% of California's land classified as forests. The forests in California can be categorized into several types, including coniferous forests, mixed-conifer forests, oak woodlands, and chaparral.

Major Forest Regions in California include Sierra Nevada Mountains, Coastal Redwood Forests,  Klamath Mountains, and Southern California Forests, among others.
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Forest Fire History in California
California faces numerous challenges related to its forested areas, including a major wildfire risk. The combination of factors such as climate conditions, vegetation patterns, and human activities has made wildfires a recurring and increasingly concerning issue in California. California experiences a wildfire season that typically spans from late spring to early autumn when hot, dry, and windy conditions prevail. However, in recent years, wildfires have occurred outside of the traditional season, and some parts of the state now face the risk of wildfires throughout the year.

The largest wildfires recorded in California's history include the August Complex Fire in 2020, which burned approximately 1,032,648 acres of land, and the Mendocino Complex Fire in 2018, which burned approximately 459,123 acres.

Parameters That Matter For California Active Fire Maps

To help monitor and mitigate the risks posed by wildfires, Ambee’s wildfire maps for California provide users with critical information on the location, intensity, and size, among other parameters. Here’s the list.
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Accurate Forest Fire Information At Your Fingertips

Ambee’s forest fire API provides users with critical information on the location, intensity, size, and potential risks of fires, as well as comprehensive air quality data that can help detect lingering effects such as pockets of toxic air pollution. Forest Fire API is an essential tool for anyone seeking to stay informed and take proactive measures to protect life and property.

The Impact of Forest Fires on California Air Quality

Forest fires have a significant impact on the Air Quality Index (AQI). Forest fires release large amounts of particulate matter into the air, which can have harmful effects on human health. Forest fires also produce carbon monoxide, which is harmful when inhaled in high concentrations. Forest fires can also release other pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), depending on the composition of the vegetation being burned. These pollutants can further deteriorate air quality and contribute to an increased AQI.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How often is the California wildfire map updated?

The California wildfire map by Ambee is updated every hour to provide the most accurate information on current fires.

What information does the California wildfire map provide?

California wildfire map provides information on the location, intensity, size, and potential risks of fires, along with information on FRP and FWI. Check out the complete parameters list above.

How can I check the wildfire map for California?

To check the wildfire map for California, simply visit Ambee’s latest wildfire analytics tool also provides the complete picture of California’s wildfires, you can check it out at You can also get wildfire data through Ambee’s API to create your own visualization.

How was Ambee’s Wildfire data collected?

California wildfire map sources the data from Ambee’s wildfire API. The API aggregates the data from satellite sources, on-ground sensors, and station data to provide the most accurate result.