Thousands of acres of Southern California are currently burning as crews work to contain the Saddleridge Fire, Sandalwood Fire, Wendy Fire, Caples Fire, and other simultaneous blazes across the region. Even in areas without active blazes, a red flag warning remains in effect, due to dangerous wind conditions which could amplify the smallest spark. As conditions change rapidly, Cal Fire and the Google Crisis Response Team have released a live fire map to help residents say safe.
The map displays both where the fire hotspots are located, and what traffic conditions in and out of those areas look like. Currently, portions of four major freeways around the L.A. area are closed due to the blazes: the 5 between Roxford Street and Calgrove, the southbound 14 at Newhall Pass, the northbound 405 around the 118, and the 210 between the 118 and 5.
In addition to reviewing current conditions, the map allows users to overlay current fires with historical data, to compare this year to last year’s devastating fires and see trends in the most fire-prone areas.
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