State and federal officials have a new tool, the brand-new GOES-16 weather satellite, to help them quickly locate wildfires. From yesterday:
In extremely rural areas, fires can develop and grow for a period of time without being detected. The faster fire crews can get to the fires, the easier it is for them to be extinguished. These new satellite capabilities have come on line just in time.
Weather science's natural hazard capabilities just keep getting better!