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Where it all begins.
The table below shows fires near the BT. Fires on trail or within a mile of the trail will show red text. If a fire perimeter intersects the trail the table will show start/end trail mile, first encounter to last encounter, the entire segment is not necessarily burned.
View google maps of National & BT Smoke, National & BT Fires/Perimeters or both layers together. Fires/Perimeters are updated every 4 hours, surface smoke is updated hourly. A Fire weather map showing red flag warnings, fire weather watches, etc, is also available. A 4 hour heat map of Air Quality Index is also available.
Surface smoke data and fire weather is from NOAA, fires/perimeters are from National Interagency Fire Center and hot spots are from NASA.
Fire Year (1950 to present):
Updated: Jun 1, 2023
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|1||Apr 17, 2023||Walker Lane - Carter County||16.66||1277.46||-||100%||25|
|2||Apr 13, 2023||Van Horn||4.19||1064.09||-||-||4|
|3||Apr 12, 2023||Triple Nickel||2.52||1013.65||-||-||2|
|4||Apr 12, 2023||Wall||9.09||1025||-||-||5|
|5||Apr 10, 2023||Zornes Branch - Carter County||18.03||1277.5||-||100%||28|
|6||Apr 9, 2023||Bear Cemetery Road - Greenup Cou||16.03||1274.31||-||100%||1|
|7||Apr 5, 2023||Little Cabin Crk - Lewis County||6.04||1303.76||-||100%||10|
|8||Apr 5, 2023||Wingo Creek - Greenup County||12.14||1266.18||-||100%||27|
|9||Mar 30, 2023||Mud Lick Road - Lewis County||10.92||1274.24||-||100%||1|
|10||Mar 26, 2023||Greasy Ridge||6.68||1067.42||-||0%||2|
|11||Mar 26, 2023||Kierns||7.95||1025.2||-||0%||2|
|12||Mar 26, 2023||Plum Fork Road - Greenup County||13.17||1267.17||-||100%||1|
|13||Mar 25, 2023||Carbondale||8.58||1039.47||-||0%||2|
|14||Mar 25, 2023||-Salvation Lane Carter County||16.87||1277.43||-||100%||10|
|15||Mar 21, 2023||Franklin Rd - Greenup County||12||1267.17||-||100%||1|
|16||Mar 16, 2023||Long Ridge 29--35 Rx||6.62||1039.49||-||0%||1|
|17||Mar 15, 2023||Town Branch - Lewis County||7.06||1278.84||-||100%||1|
|18||Feb 13, 2023||Greendale||3.55||1057.44||-||-||1|
|19||Jan 30, 2023||Dart A Rx||0.56||920.45||-||-||1|
|20||Jan 30, 2023||Bolivian Run A Rx||0.91||922.45||-||-||1|
|21||Jan 30, 2023||Osdf Cap Rx||15.69||0.96||-||-||1|
May 31, 2023: Adapted to new interactive map. Data changed 1950 to present.
March 1, 2023: Fixed for NIFC data source changes.
June 19, 2021: Fixed for NIFC data source changes.
April 18, 2021: Added all fires from 1801 to present.
August 30, 2020: Added 'Nearest Trail Mile'.
August 24, 2020: Added surface smoke.
August 23, 2020: Added hotspots.
August 19, 2020: Initial release.
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