The map below shows today's expected fire danger across North Carolina. This is based on the Adjective Rating -- a National Fire Danger Rating System parameter describing environmental conditions that can could cause fires to ignite and spread.
To create this map, forecasted Adjective Rating values are averaged across the NC Forest Service's multi-county Fire Danger Rating Areas, which are regions of the state with similar topography, vegetation, and climate.
The map is interactive, so you can zoom to your area of interest and click on a Fire Danger Rating Area to view recent conditions. Hover your cursor over the ratings below the map for a definition.
Fire Danger Predicted for
Fuels do not ignite readily from small firebrands, although a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start fires in duff or punky wood.
Fires can start from most accidental causes, but with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, the number of fire starts is generally low.
All fine, dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape.
Fires start easily from all causes and immediately after ignition, spread rapidly, increasing quickly in intensity. Spot fires are a constant danger.
Fires start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.
For more data, visit the Fire Weather Intelligence Portal -- a real-time monitoring tool created by the State Climate Office of North Carolina with support from the NC Forest Service, US Forest Service, and USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub.