Google Maps Now Tracks Fires

A new wildfire layer in Google Maps will make it easier to track multiple fires at a time, a valuable resource for those living in affected areas.

Google rolled out a wildfire layer on Android phones last week for Google Maps. In recent years, climate change has made wildfire season more severe, especially in states like California. This has led many companies to do what they can to help keep communities safe.

In 2019, Google piloted a wildfire boundary map in California that was released to the rest of the country in 2020. The feature was helpful for many, but it couldn’t show more than one fire at a time. Since then, those in affected areas have been hoping for an update from Google Maps.

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