|Wednesday IR map!|
Those kinds of flights take some time for map creation because we have to download the data and that can take a bit. Or we use one of the fire's helicopters with a GPS and fly the perimeter. Obviously, that uses a helicopter which we may need for fighting the fire, so we can't do it a lot.
But it's important to know fire progress information is not as readily available as, say, watching a hurricane move along the coast on the Weather Channel. In fire, we don't have that capability.
But, not to worry, the firefighters on the ground certainly know where the fire is, where its going and what it's doing. But they are pretty busy during the day and
their first priority is protecting your community, not making us maps! So we try for once a day. Just thought you might want to know!