Southern California Wildfires


With multiple fires raging across the Southern California region, local newspapers have adopted mapping technology to help illustrate the extension of the disaster

  • The Santa Clarita Daily News has a Google Map embedded on their site showing fire locations, mandatory evacuations and evacuation centers for areas within the Santa Clarita Valley. 
  • The Los Angeles Times has a more extensive Google Maps application showing the fire locations across the southland:

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  • KPBS Online is maintaining a Google Map for the fire situation in San Diego:

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From the European Space Agency:


“Envisat captures the smoke arising from raging wildfires burning in Los Angeles, California. Image acquired 21 October 2007 at 18:20 UTC by the MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) instrument.”


Credits: ESA


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