Tuesday, September 01, 2020

California Building Fire Risk

California has already experienced an extreme wildfire season - and the season hasn't finished yet. Some of California's most deadliest fires have occurred in October and November and Cal Fire has warned that the state is only now approaching the peak of its fire season.

If you are worried about wildfires in California you might want to refer to the Every Building's Wildfire Risk in California interactive map. This map colors every building in California based on a modeled risk of wildfire. The map was released last year to provide an overview of the risk to every building in the state from wildfire. This year the map has a couple of new features.

An Air Quality layer shows the latest air quality readings from the Purple Air network of air monitors. The other new layer uses NASA Viirs data to show active fire hot-spots based on an analysis of the latest satellite imagery.

Obviously the Every Building's Wildfire Risk in California map only provides a general risk from wildfire. That risk is not calculated based on the current weather conditions or the existence of currently burning nearby wildfires. For the latest up-to-date information on wildfires in California you should refer to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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