In the West, which sees many of the country’s largest fires, firefighters have to make quick, difficult decisions amid prolonged drought and other climate change-induced conditions. Read more
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Fire and forest specialists have started the long process of repairing and rehabilitating the areas damaged by the Schneider Springs Fire that engulfed the Yakima Valley in smoke for weeks and closed a number of recreation areas.
Hover over an incident icon for the latest information from fire managers. Click on a layer in the menu to show or hide that layer. Not all fires will have perimeters mapped. Thermal satellite fire detections from the MODIS satellites each represent a thermal event somewhere in the 1 km square area defined by the icon. VIIRS visual and infrared fire detections represent an identified event somewhere within a 375 meter square centered on the icon. Both MODIS and VIIRS fire detections can be confused by smoke, cloud cover, dense forest canopy or meteorological conditions.