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WFIGS Current Wildfires

Overview

The Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services (WFIGS) Group provides authoritative geospatial data products under the interagency Wildland Fire Data Program.

This dataset contains all wildland fire incidents from the IRWIN (Integrated Reporting of Wildland Fire Information) integration service that meet the following criteria: (1) Categorized in IRWIN as a valid Wildfire, Prescribed Fire, or Incident Complex record (2) Has not been declared contained, controlled, or out (3) Has not had fire report records certified (4) Is not "quarantined" in IRWIN due to potential conflicts with other records

Fall-off rules are used to ensure that stale records are not retained. Records are removed from this service under the following conditions: (a) Fire size is less than 10 acres (Size Class A or B) and information not updated in 3 days (b) Fire size is between 10 and 100 acres (Size Class C) and information not updated in 8 days (c) Fire size is larger than 100 acres (Size Class D thru L) and information not updated in 14 days

Features in this dataset may consist of incident points representing the reported point of fire origin, or fire perimeters (polygons) where available. Perimeters are not available for all fires.

Iggy updates this dataset twice a day, at 1000 and 2200 UTC.

Attributes

incident_name

Fire incident name

string
incident_description

General descriptive location of the incident

string
county_fips

County FIPS code for point of origin

string
gacc

Geographic Area Coordination Center assigned to support incident

string
area_acres

An estimate of acres reported or measured for a fire

number
perimeter_mapping_method

For fire perimeter features, method used to determine perimeter

string
fire_behavior_general

A general category describing the manner in which the fire is currentlyreacting to the influences of fuel, weather, and topography

string
fire_behavior_specific

A more specific description of the fire behavior

string
fire_cause

Reason the fire occurred ('Human', 'Natural', or 'Unknown')

string
discovery_datetime

Date and time a fire was reported as discovered or confirmed to exist

string
discovery_area_acres

An estimate of acres burining upon the discovery of the fire

number
initial_response_datetime

Date and time of the initial response to the incident, i.e. when responders arrived and performed initial size-up

string
initial_response_area_acres

An estimate of acres burining upon the initial response to fire

number
contained_pct

Percent of incident area that is no longer active

number
strategy_confine_pct

Percentage of incident area where fire suppression strategy of 'Confine' is being implemented

number
strategy_fullsupp_pct

Percentage of incident area where fire suppression strategy of 'Full Suppression' is being implemented

number
strategy_monitor_pct

Percentage of incident area where fire suppression strategy of 'Monitor' is being implemented

number
strategy_pointzone_pct

Percentage of incident area where fire suppression strategy of 'Point Zone Protection' is being implemented

number
response_personnel

Total number of personnel assigned to fire response, including overhead, crewmembers, helicopter crewmember, engine crewmemebrs, camp crew people, etc

integer
landowner_type

Broad classification of land ownership ('Federal', 'Private', or 'Other')

string
landowner_category

Deeded owner at the point of origin at the time of the incident

string
fuel_primary

Fuel model which best represents the primary carrier of the fire for the reporting period

string
fuel_secondary

Fuel model which best represents the secondary carrier of the fire for the reporting period

string