Google Maps has rolled out a new wildfire layer that will allow users to know details about forest fires in real-time so they can take necessary precautions if required. With the wildfire layer, users can get details about multiple fires at once, allowing them to make quick, informed decisions during times of emergency.
With the wildfire layer, one can get up-to-date details about multiple fires at once, allowing people to make quick, informed decisions during times of emergency. Just tap on a fire to see available links to resources from local governments, such as emergency websites, phone numbers for help and information, and evacuation details. When available, you can also see important details about the fire, such as its containment, how many acres have burned, and when all this information was last reported.
The wildfires layer will start to roll out globally this week on Android, with iOS and desktop coming in October, and will display most major fires that cause significant evacuations.