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California fire tracker: Map traces current fires burning across state in real-time

Joe Jacquez
Mount Shasta Herald
A blanket of smoke covers Mt. Shasta Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, and the sun appeared as an orange ball in the sky.

Fire season in California almost always means a large number of fires burning across the state at the same time. There are dozens of reported wildfires in California as of Wednesday morning, according to Cal Fire and the Associated Press.

Our wildfire and smoke tracker traces reported fires from National Wildfire Coordinating Group and Cal Fire is updated hourly and is the best way to track every fire in one place.

The fire tracker provides a map with pinpoint locations of each fire and also shows where red flag warnings are in effect, among other information. You can also click on each point to see detailed information on the fire in that area.

In addition, the fire tracker updates the size, containment percentage and provides a summary of the fire below the map for those not interested in utilizing the map itself.

California fire tracker

If you can't see the map above, click on this link

Joe Jacquez is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @JoeJacquezAZ.