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Wildfire Forecasting

user’s guide

PyreCast™ Near-term forecast user’s guide offers instructions on deploying, running, analyzing, and visualizing the near-term risk forecast outputs.

The tool generates three new and improved predictions, enabling users to see where active fires will spread, when fire weather poses danger, and where new destructive fires may occur.

PyreCast user’s guide


The Fire Forecasting Team offers freely available, interactive tools for forecasting wildfire risk. Our web-based platform forecasts fire weather conditions, shows the locations of actively burning fires and forecasts where they are likely to spread, and identifies areas at greatest risk of being burned by possible future fires.

These tools show which locations are at greatest risk of wildfire in the near term, enabling agencies and utilities to position crews, plan evacuations, order public safety power shutoffs, and take other risk mitigation measures.