Wildfire Danger This map shows current large wildfires and forecast burning conditions in the lower 48 states. The map uses federal categories to describe fire conditions. Read more: Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest Source: U.S. Forest Service (Forecast updated each morning, fires updated every 30 minutes, 4-10 a.m.
Missouri’s drought conditions have increased the threat of wildfires across the state.
Governor Jay Nixon (D) presided over a drought briefing today at the Missouri State Fair for emergency management and public safety workers. He says the wildfire risk will stretch into fall, as drought conditions are now expected to last through November.