GFMC: Forest Fires in the United States

USA: Wildland Fire Monitoring and Early Warning 

Daily and real-time agency reports on wildland fires
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) based in Boise (Idaho) provides key information on current wildland fire situations, related information and background materials. The following information is updated daily and can be accessed directly:

The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC)  provides daily situation reports. These reports include:

  • Incident Management Situation Reports (fires and area burned reported to NICC). The files include current, previous and archived reports
  • Prescribed Fire and Wildland Fire Use (year-to-date fires and area burned reported to NICC, posted weekly on Monday mornings)

Archived NICC Incident Management Reports (recent daily reports and archived daily reports 1994-June 2007) are provided by the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)

For more current Information about the fire situation inthe United States, see The National Incident Management Situation Report by NICC

NOAA Satellite and Information Service
The U.S: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides daily / near-real time updated satellite imageries of active fires and smoke emissions

Fire Weather & Fire Danger Information
The Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) is a contribution of “The Fire Behavior Research Work Unit”, Missoula (Montana USA). The broad area component of the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) generates maps of selected fire weather and fire danger components.

Real-time, recent andarchived spaceborne monitoring of wildland fires in the USA

  • USDA MODIS Active Fire Mapping Programme
  • Wildfire Interactive Maps at NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC):
  • NASA’s Fire Homepage:
  • NASA’s Earth Observatory:

Long-range weather forecasts
National Weather Service
Long-range, 30-day weather forecasts are predicting above-normal temperatures for the southern tier of states from southern California to Florida and throughout the Midwest (see 30 and 90-day forecast maps):

For further information youmay also see to the U.S. Drought Monitor:

For more information on the recent fire situation in the US see also: Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics.

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