California wildfires update – October 28

 In Event News

A statewide emergency has been declared as the California wildfires continue to threaten vast areas of the state. Over a dozen fires are burning and more than 2 million people are without power.

The largest fire is the Kincade fire, in Northern California. It worsened over the weekend with over 66,000 acres burned and 96 structures destroyed. As of the time of this post, containment is down to 5% from 10% previously. Much of Sonoma County remains under evacuation orders, with nearly 200,000 people impacted.

Wildfire proximity maps provide the proximity of any location to the current perimeter of an active wildfire, and are useful as an early warning to surface exposure in the vicinity of wildfires.

Assessing the impact

EigenPrism users can access the following quick links to estimate impact:

A California wildfire impact summary report has been created and shared with all users. The report contains the above quick links, formatted into a report that is easy to share with clients and colleagues.

Fire perimeters can sometimes take a day or more to update. Users can also access our wms mapping Layers to visualize the latest data from other sources such as MODIS and VIIRS over their exposures. Check out our help center article on this.

Tick Fire accessed via MODIS and VIIRS wms layers

EigenAlerts provide automated notifications via email and text message with key metrics to estimate impact:

  • Customized and mobile enabled
  • Updated as forecasts and advisories change

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