Fires in California – 2008-October – Google Earth/Maps

[UPDATE November 2008: If you’re looking for maps from the November 2008 fires (Sayre Fire, Tea Fire, etc.) read this post for detail and links to view maps in Google Earth for better 3D data.]
LA Fires in Google EarthThe LA Times has posted a Google My Map of the current major fires in the San Fernando Valley. The two primary fires are the 5000 acre Marek fire which at this time is 70% contained, and the Sesnon fire which is nearly 10,000 acres is still burning strongly. The primary concern is the winds at this point which lessened a bit earlier today. You can check the LA Times Fire Map in Google Maps, or you can view it, complete with 3D terrain, in Google Earth here . The LA Times has been updating the fire map as the fire status has changed.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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