I’ve noticed many comments lately on various threads indicating alarm at the amount and size of early fires, and their connection to climate change.
Our son was a wildland firefighter for the past five seasons, and often he and his crew would be incommunicado for the duration of a fire, often from two or three weeks. Many times all we would know was where they were heading; we’d get a call from our son once his Roosevelt Hotshots buggies had rolled, giving the general location of the fire, possibly the size and weather and terrain conditions that had turned it into a Type I, top priority fire.
In order that we might follow the fire, we might check with the websites below for information. When the sites hadn’t updated the fires into their data, sometimes the only other way to find information was to Google for local papers in the general area, but at least we might get the name of the fire and some information, then keep checking back with these federal sites for more and hopefully, better information.
Those of you who are interested might want to bookmark the websites; they’re chock full of information.