The Northern California Coordination Center (ONCC) website is designed to provide general fire information for the public and as a source of fire intelligence for the wildland fire community pertaining to wildland fires occurring in Northern California.  Various components of the website are updated throughout the day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (April 1 - October 30).

This website IS NOT a "real-time" website, nor is it designed to be an "incident-specific" website.  Although we strive to get information to the site as quickly as we receive it, we completely rely upon the unit or team responsible for managing the fire to provide us with information.  The ONCC website covers all large fires throughout Northern California and is not the "official" website for any individual fire. The ONCC provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, or completeness of the information furnished.

Fire Weather / Fire Danger Outlooks
The Predictive Services Group at the Northern California Coordination Center utilizes the most recent data available to produce daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal Fire Weather / Fire Danger Outlooks.  The intent of the Outlooks are to provide fire managers with as much detailed information to assist them in being prepared for the forthcoming period.  Although the Group adheres to a policy of being as accurate as possible in their Outlooks, the variability in weather can change over a course of time causing the possibility of mis-calculations.  Therefore, use of these products is at your discretion.

  Privacy Policy

  1. This website is provided as a public service and operates on a U.S. Government computer system.
  2. Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise indicated. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
  3. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
  4. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
  5. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes than those stated in this notice.
  6. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
  7. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact us.
  8. To protect your privacy, this site does not use persistent "cookies."

The ONCC welcomes your suggestions on how to improve our website and to correct any errors that may be found. Please send them to Website Manager.