With two houses in my family threatened by the Fourmile Fire west of Boulder, I am hungry for information on how their houses are. The TV and print news sites are frustratingly slow, and the best information I found (so far) is on Wildfire Today.
They had a very good map that showed where the actual fires are, according to satellite data. I spent some time looking for the “horse’s mouth,” so to speak, so that I could 1) know whether the map was accurate and 2) get my own updates. I think I found it at the USDA Forest Service site, the page called Fire Data in Google Earth. Here’s the 5:15 ~1:00 PM update:
To get your own updates, install Google Earth, then visit the fire data page and click on the “Current” link next to Fire Radiative Power.