Why our maps are better than others

Continuous Data

Our servers process data from over 100 sources around the clock, 365 days a year, to provide realtime wildfire and other relevant data for our maps.

Precision Mapping

To make our maps available to everyone for free, we use open source technology to map wildfires. We appreciate donations to help subsidize other costs.


We created the ability for everyone to create an account. Having a member account allows you to save your map settings and following specific wildfires.

Current Wildfire Hotspots

Wildfires burn around the country all year long. See the current hotspots where fires are burning right now.

Fires are adapating, so are we!

Not only do our maps showcase wildfires around the country, we incorpoate numerous layers of other data relevant to the wildland fire community.

Licensing & APIs

We have built numerous algorithms to process various information—everything from wildfires to GIS features, cities, states, and more. We license some of this data through paid APIs to select businesses and organizations on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more about accessing and using our APIs. In the future, we hope to make some of this data available to the public through free APIs.
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About our 501(c)(3) non-profit

The Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center's (FWAC) mission as a non-profit organization is to bring proprietary and user-friendly products, services, and information to the public—with an emphasis on the backcountry. Our core competency lies in wildfire data, information, and mapping services. We were founded in 2017 and was subsequently granted 501(c)(3), federal tax exemption status, from the IRS. Our wildfire map is the only one like it—reporting all wildfires regardless of size so you know what's burning near you. To learn more about FWAC, visit our about page.

We rely heavily on public donations for people like you to keep our services available to everyone for free. Our maps rely on high-end servers to maintain accuracy and real-time information. If you wish to donate, click the button below!

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