A fire mapping service hosted by ESRI links satellite-based mapping of active fires to recently posted tweets, YouTube videos, and flickr photos. The current update (for late April, 2011) focuses on wildfire activity from central Texas west toward New Mexico and Mexico. This interactive mapper can be zoomed out to scan for other fire activity based on MODIS satellite data and other sources.
MAP: Current US fire activity
April 19, 2011 By Ron Steffens
About Ron Steffens
Ron Steffens is chair of the Wildfire Magazine Editorial Board and a board member with the International Association of Wildland Fire.