USA — Fire crews battle thousands of wildfires in California every year. This map shows areas burned in over 7,000 of the largest wildfires between 1950 and 2010. It includes data from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and federal agencies including the U.S. Forest Service. The fires shown here all are estimated to have burned more than 100 acres, but the data does not include some grass fires that burned fewer than 300 acres.
Burned areas are represented as red shapes. Use the buttons below the map to select the time frame you wish to view (the map currently shows fires since the year 2000). Pan and zoom the map to focus on your area of interest. Click the satellite button to see what the burned areas look like today.