Did You Know You Can View Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth?
Incident: Silver Fire Wildfire
There are several ways you can get a clear picture of the area in which area the Silver Fire is currently burning easily at home on your computer.
Inciweb has an interactive map from Google Earth on the Silver Fire Information page (www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3414/). This map is viewable without having to download Google Earth to your computer. Once you're on the information page you can scroll and follow the fire perimeter on the map and zoom in and out of various locations by using the arrows in the upper left corner of the map. You can also select a hybrid or terrain view by clicking the buttons on the top right corner of the map.
You can also download Google Earth onto your personal computer to view additional wildland fire data. To install Google Earth visit: google.com/earth. This will allow you to see the fire from various ground level perspectives and it will help you understand distances and areas involved from a 3-D perspective. Fire information such as location, movement, heat and size is layered onto very detailed maps for you to use. Landmarks and other notable features in the community are also displayed to allow for easy reference points in and around the fire.
See the following links to wildland fire data available in Google Earth. You must have Google Earth open on your computer before opening these layers.
If you don't have Google Earth, you can also use the GeoMac Wildfire Viewer to zoom in for a closer view of your area