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This map shows current large wildfires and forecast burning conditions in the lower 48 states. The map uses federal categories to describe fire conditions.
Read more: Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest
By Matt Stiles, Stephanie D'Otreppe, Chris Groskopf, Jeremy Bowers and Brian Boyer— March 15, 2013
Source: U.S. Forest Service (Forecast updated each morning, fires updated every 2 hours, 4-10 a.m. Mountain Time.) Geocoding provided by Mapquest.