I am searching for a website that will allow me to find wildfires/forest fire/small fires in the United States that has all the information in a database. What I would like to look it up the database to look for each fire incident.

  • @albert Strange edit We don't use Title Case
    – user4293
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 15:34
  • Where is that established? I think its odd that that is not the norm.
    – albert
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 1:25

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If you're fine with textual or GIS data, you'll probably find it in the NASA VIIRS Active Fire Data page. It's updated frequently and contains worldwide fire hotspots of the past 24 hours up to one week.

There's also an archive for older data.

  • That is a very good. Once I get back on the fires at my work I will come back here and check on it.
    Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 23:53

Two U.S. federal options:
InciWeb - Incident Information System - National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Wildfire - Wildland Fire Information


You haven't mentioned what year(s) or what information you are looking for, which are significant factors for what source to go to. If you want especially detailed data about fire perimeters and how they change over time, you might find SimTable or GeoMac useful for your efforts.

  • Actually I said "all the information in a database", so it should be all the years since the wildfire stared....however you are right I could have said this what year....BTW, thanks for the link SimTable looks nicely...
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 13:58
  • "all information" is pretty vague. Fire data is often specific to the user type. If you add more particulars about what data you expect to find, I could probably point you in a better direction.
    – f.thorpe
    Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 1:47

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