Controlled burn

Nevada is no stranger to wildfires, and the Active Fire Mapping Program by the U.S Department of Agriculture may help states better track and prepare for the influx of fires during the summer season. Fire detection maps are available for each state, as well as other resources like fire data web services, satellite images and last detected fire activity. As of June 25, Nevada, along with Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and several others, is classified as a “red flag warning” zone. No surprise there, so take extra caution while camping or using flammable items outside. Visit http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/ to check out the resources.