About the Project

WildfireTracker was born out of the need for information on where wildfires are burning and whether local residents are currently at imminent risk.  When should you evacuate, when does the situation call for a “pack and hold” situation, and when are you okay to stay where you are?  These are questions that are usually only answered after driving to local lookout locations to see where the wildfires are burning.

Nighttime is traditionally the worse time during fire season; the TV news stops reporting on the status of the fires and there is a lack of any credible information for four to five hours.  Residents take turns driving local roads looking for the fire’s boundaries, and reporting back to their neighbors in sleepless shifts.

Creating WildfireTracker is our way of harnessing the strength of the local community to improve the available emergency information.  We can keep the community up to date on where the fire is and where it’s headed, allowing residents to make more informed decisions on their evacuations.

We’re also bring you planning materials, checklists, and ways to find your family if you get separated during a crisis. Hopefully, this will become a spot that will help people like myself who are in high fire hazard areas.

  • Intentionally Set Wildfires 20%
  • WIldfires caused by Lightning 16%
  • WIldfires Classified as Brush Fires 41%
  • Wildfires Classified as Grass Fires 37%
  • Wildfires Occuring on Highways & Roads 16%

Helping You Keep Watch

We help you keep watch…


We’ll bring in emergency alerts for your area…

Device Friendly

Keep Track of things on web, tablet, or phone.

Upload Photos & Help Us Track the Fires

Soon your photos will help us understand more about the fires nearby…