Fire Perimeters - California [ds396]

SDE Feature Class

Open this dataset in BIOS

Tags
Fire, Fire history, Fire perimeters, Wildfire


Summary

Provides a reasonable view of the spatial distribution of past large fires. Due to missing perimeters (see Use Limitations) this layer should be used carefully for statistical analysis and reporting.

Description

<DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><DIV><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN><SPAN>Version Information:</SPAN></SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>The data is updated yearly with fire perimeters from the previous fire season.</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>Fire17_1 was released April 13th, 2018. 612 wildfires from the 2017 fire season were added to the database. Three USFS wildfires from previous years were also added (1 from 2014, and 2 from 2016). Attributes from 3 USFS wildfires were also corrected (Willow 2015, Gilman and Meadow 2016). Two new USFS Forest were added to the domain list of Units (Rogue River-Siskiyou NF &amp; Fremont NF).The Barry Point Fire is now attributed to the Rogue River-Siskiyou, previoulsy it was attributed to other (as a unit). There are two fires for 2018 already in the database.</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>______________________________________________________________________________</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN><SPAN>CAL FIRE (including c</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN>ontract counties)</SPAN><SPAN>, USDA Forest Service Region 5, USDI Bureau of Land Managment &amp; National Park Service, and other agencies jointly maintain a comprehensive fire perimeter GIS layer for public and private lands throughout the state. The data covers fires back to 1878 and 10 acres and greater. Detailed metadata is provided for each individual feature class. </SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN><SPAN>________________________________________________________________________________</SPAN></SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>Historic Update Information:</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>Fire16_1 was released May 4nd, 2017. I 2014 VNC fire perimeter was replaced by a more accurate version. 3 new periemters from 2014 were added (VNC). A new periemter from 2013 added. 66 new perimeters from 2015 were added. 92 new periemters in Marin County, from 1917 to 1934 were added. They were hand drawn by the Marin County fire Chief Garber and digitized and submitted by NPS. 8 duplicate fire perimeters were deleted.</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>Fire15_1 was released June 9th, 2016. The ALARM_DATE and CONT_DATE fields have been changed from STRING fields to DATE fields. In the many cases where only the year of a fire existed (ex. 19170000) the tool couldn't process the data and the entry is NULL. In those cases, the year can be found in the YEAR field.</SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN>Fire14_1 was released in May, 2014. After release, the NPS supplied corretions for 14 wildfires and 67 prescribed burns. The corrected data was posted to FRAP's data download page as fire14_1 in late May. </SPAN></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN /></P><P STYLE="margin:0 0 0 0;"><SPAN><SPAN>Fire 14_2 was released in July, 2015 to reflect that changes had been made to the original release in late May. Version 14_1 from late May is an exact copy of version 14_2 released in July. </SPAN></SPAN></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>

Credits

CAL FIRE recognizes the various partners that have contributed to this dataset, including USDA Forest Service Region 5, USDI Bureau of Land Managment, National Park Service, National Fish and Wildlife, and numerous local agencies.

Use limitations

This is the most complete digital record of fire history in California. However it is still incomplete in many respects. Fires may be missing altogether or have missing or incorrect attribute data. Some fires may be missing because historical records were lost or damaged, were too small for the minimum cutoffs, had inadequate documentation or have not yet been incorporated into the database. The 2008 Lone Pine fire perimeter has been omitted, we hope to include it in the next update.

Other errors with the fire perimeter database include duplicate fires and over-generalization. While the data capture process attempts to identify duplicate fires resulting from multiple data sources (e.g., the USFS and CAL FIRE both captured and submitted the fire perimeter), some duplicates may still exist. Additionally, over-generalization, particularly with large old fires may show unburned "islands" within the final perimeter as burned. Users of the fire perimeter database must exercise caution in application of the data. Careful use of the fire perimeter database will prevent users from drawing inaccurate or erroneous conclusions from the data.

Extent

West -124.536465 East -113.684409
North 42.684604 South 32.432436

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment


* Content type Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Place keywords California

Theme keywords fire perimeters, planning, management, burned areas, fire

Citation

Title Fire Perimeters - California [ds396]
Creation date 2017-04-2800:00:00
Publication date 2018-04-1300:00:00


Edition 2016 version 1


Presentation formats digital map


Other citation details
DISCLAIMER The State of California and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of data or maps. The user will not seek to hold the State or the Department liable under any circumstances for any damages with respect to any claim by the user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of data or maps. The user will cite the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as the original source of the data, but will clearly denote cases where the original data have been updated, modified, or in any way altered from the original condition.


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Individual's name David Passovoy
Organization's name CAL FIRE
Contact's position Data Steward
Contact's role point of contact


Responsible party
Individual's name Dave Sapsis
Organization's name CAL FIRE
Contact's position Data Gate Keeper
Contact's role point of contact


Responsible party
Organization's name CAL FIRE
Contact's role originator


Contact information
Address
Type
City Sacramento
Administrative area California



Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status planned
Spatial representation type vector


Supplemental information
Version 14_1: an effort was made to ensure multipart polygons were standardized throughout the dataset.
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333


Credits
CAL FIRE recognizes the various partners that have contributed to this dataset, including USDA Forest Service Region 5, USDI Bureau of Land Managment, National Park Service, National Fish and Wildlife, and numerous local agencies.
ArcGIS item properties
* Name Fire Perimeters - California [ds396]
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -124.536465
* East longitude -113.684409
* North latitude 42.684604
* South latitude 32.432436
Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -373237.543600
* East longitude 519987.848700
* South latitude -604727.564300
* North latitude 518283.737600
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name David Passovoy
Organization's name CAL FIRE
Contact's position Data Steward
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-445-4301

Address
Type physical
Delivery point 1300 U. St.
City Sacramento
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95814
e-mail address david.passovoy@fire.ca.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency annually


Resource Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

This is the most complete digital record of fire history in California. However it is still incomplete in many respects. Fires may be missing altogether or have missing or incorrect attribute data. Some fires may be missing because historical records were lost or damaged, were too small for the minimum cutoffs, had inadequate documentation or have not yet been incorporated into the database. The 2008 Lone Pine fire perimeter has been omitted, we hope to include it in the next update.

Other errors with the fire perimeter database include duplicate fires and over-generalization. While the data capture process attempts to identify duplicate fires resulting from multiple data sources (e.g., the USFS and CAL FIRE both captured and submitted the fire perimeter), some duplicates may still exist. Additionally, over-generalization, particularly with large old fires may show unburned "islands" within the final perimeter as burned. Users of the fire perimeter database must exercise caution in application of the data. Careful use of the fire perimeter database will prevent users from drawing inaccurate or erroneous conclusions from the data.


Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
Value 3310
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 8.8(9.3.1.2)


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0396_20180501
* Object type composite
* Object count 0



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0396_20180501
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 0
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history

Process
Date 2018-05-0107:55:42
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.5\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2018-05-0107:57:52
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.5\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distribution format
Version 1
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Data/BIOS
Function performed information

Online source
Location http://frap.fire.ca.gov/data/frapgisdata-sw-fireperimeters_download
Function performed download

Fields

Details for object DS0396_20180501
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 0


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.




Field STATE
* Alias STATE
* Data type String
* Width 2
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field UNIT_ID
* Alias UNIT_ID
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unit of responsible agency where fire started (based on Direct Protection Area)
List of values
Value AEU
Description Amador-El Dorado CDF Unit


Value AFV
Description Vandenberg Air Force Base


Value ANF
Description Angeles National Forest


Value APF
Description US Army Post FD (Hunter Ligget)


Value BBD
Description Bakersfield District BLM


Value BDF
Description San Bernardino National Forest


Value BDU
Description San Bernardino CDF Unit


Value BEU
Description Monterey-San Benito CDF Unit


Value BNP
Description Lava Beds National Monument


Value BTU
Description Butte CDF Unit


Value CAP
Description Cabrillo National Monument


Value CCD
Description Carson City District BLM


Value CDD
Description CA Desert District BLM


Value CNF
Description Cleveland National Forest


Value CNP
Description Channel Islands National Park


Value CRB
Description Camp Roberts Military Base


Value CZU
Description San Mateo-Santa Cruz CDF Unit


Value DPP
Description Devils Postpile National Monument


Value DVP
Description Death Valley National Park


Value ENF
Description Eldorado National Forest


Value EOP
Description Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site


Value FKU
Description Fresno-Kings CDF Unit


Value FPP
Description Fort Point National Historic Site


Value GNP
Description Golden Gate National Park


Value HUU
Description Humboldt-Del Norte CDF Unit


Value INF
Description Inyo National Forest


Value JMP
Description John Muir National Historic Site


Value JTP
Description Joshua Tree National Monument


Value KNF
Description Klamath National Forest


Value KNP
Description Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park


Value KRN
Description Kern County


Value LAC
Description Los Angeles County


Value LMU
Description Lassen-Modoc CDF Unit


Value LNF
Description Lassen National Forest


Value LNP
Description Lassen Volcanic National Park


Value LNU
Description Sonoma-Lake-Napa CDF Unit


Value LPF
Description Los Padres National Forest


Value MDF
Description Modoc National Forest


Value MEU
Description Mendocino CDF Unit


Value MMU
Description Merced-Mariposa CDF Unit


Value MNF
Description Mendocino National Forest


Value MNP
Description Mojave National Park


Value MRN
Description Marin County


Value MVU
Description San Diego CDF Unit


Value MWP
Description Muir Woods National Monument


Value NEU
Description Nevada-Yuba-Placer CDF Unit


Value NOD
Description Northern CA District


Value ORC
Description Orange County


Value PIP
Description Pinnacles National Monument


Value PNF
Description Plumas National Forest


Value PSF
Description Presidio of San Francisco


Value RNP
Description Point Reyes National Seashore


Value RRU
Description Riverside CDF Unit


Value RWP
Description Redwood National Park


Value SBC
Description Santa Barbara County


Value SCU
Description Santa Clara CDF Unit


Value SHF
Description Shasta-Trinity National Forest


Value SHU
Description Shasta-Trinity CDF Unit


Value SKU
Description Siskiyou CDF Unit


Value SLU
Description San Luis Obispo CDF Unit


Value SMP
Description Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area


Value SNF
Description Sierra National Forest


Value SNU
Description Sonoma CDF Unit


Value SQF
Description Sequoia National Forest


Value SRF
Description Six Rivers National Forest


Value STF
Description Stanislaus National Forest


Value TCU
Description Tuolumne-Calaveras CDF Unit


Value TGU
Description Tehama-Glenn CDF Unit


Value TMU
Description Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit


Value TNF
Description Tahoe National Forest


Value TOI
Description Toiyabe National Forest


Value TUU
Description Tulare CDF Unit


Value VNC
Description Ventura County


Value WNP
Description Whiskeytown National Recreation Area


Value YNP
Description Yosemite National Park




Field FIRE_NUM
* Alias FIRE_NUM
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field FIRE_NAME
* Alias FIRE_NAME
* Data type String
* Width 34
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Name assigned to fire by responsible agency


Field AGENCY
* Alias AGENCY
* Data type String
* Width 3
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Direct Protection Agency who responed to the fire (based on UNIT_ID, assigned by Direct Protection Area)
Description source
CAL FIRE FRAP
List of values
Value BIA
Description USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs


Value BLM
Description Bureau of Land Management


Value CCO
Description Contract Counties


Value CDF
Description Cal Fire


Value DOD
Description Department of Defense


Value FWS
Description USDI Fish and Wildlife Service


Value LRA
Description Local Response Area


Value NOP
Description No Protection


Value OTH
Description Other


Value PVT
Description Private


Value USF
Description United States Forest Service




Field C_METHOD
* Alias C_METHOD
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Method used to capture fire perimeter data
Description source
CAL FIRE FRAP
List of values
Value 1
Description GPS Ground


Value 2
Description GPS Air


Value 3
Description Infrared


Value 4
Description Other imagery


Value 5
Description Photo Interpretation


Value 6
Description Hand Drawn


Value 7
Description Mixed Collection Methods


Value 8
Description Unknown




Field CAUSE
* Alias CAUSE
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Reason fire ignited
Description source
CAL FIRE FRAP
List of values
Value 1
Description Lightning


Value 2
Description Equipment Use


Value 3
Description Smoking


Value 4
Description Campfire


Value 5
Description Debris


Value 6
Description Railroad


Value 7
Description Arson


Value 8
Description Playing with fire


Value 9
Description Miscellaneous


Value 10
Description Vehicle


Value 11
Description Powerline


Value 12
Description Firefighter Training


Value 13
Description Non-Firefighter Training


Value 14
Description Unknown / Unidentified


Value 15
Description Structure


Value 16
Description Aircraft


Value 17
Description Volcanic


Value 18
Description Escaped Prescribed Burn


Value 19
Description Illegal Alien Campfire




Field INC_NUM
* Alias INC_NUM
* Data type String
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The Incident number; a consecutive number assigned by the Emergency Command Center of the responsible agency for the fire.
Description source
CAL FIRE FRAP


Field OBJECTIVE
* Alias OBJECTIVE
* Data type SmallInteger
* Width 2
* Precision 5
* Scale 0
Field description
Either suppression or resource benefit (a fire that is allowed to burn in order to encourage environmental health.
Description source
CAL FIRE FRAP
List of values
Value 1
Description Suppression (Wildfire)


Value 2
Description Resource Benefit (Wildland Fire Use)




Field COMMENTS
* Alias COMMENTS
* Data type String
* Width 80
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field REPORT_AC
* Alias REPORT_AC
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Estimated area consumed in fire


Field GIS_ACRES
* Alias GIS_ACRES
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Precision 38
* Scale 8
Field description
Calculated area in acres based on Shape_Area.
Description source
CAL FIRE FRAP


Field ALARM_DATE
* Alias ALARM_DATE
* Data type Date
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field CONT_DATE
* Alias CONT_DATE
* Data type Date
* Width 8
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Year_
* Alias YEAR_
* Data type String
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Year


Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
As of Jan 1st, 2007 the term CAL FIRE will be used in reference to CDF and The California Department of Fosetry and Fire Protection. 2006 fire perimeters still use the term "CDF".




Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2018-05-01


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2018-05-0107:55:23
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2018-05-0107:56:10


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2018-05-0107:56:10


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name David Passovoy
Organization's name CAL FIRE
Contact's position Data Steward
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 916-445-4301

Address
City Sacramento
Administrative area California
e-mail address david.passovoy@fire.ca.gov



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Date of next update 2019-03-3100:00:00
Update frequency annually


Metadata Constraints

Constraints
Limitations of use

Public data - no constraints


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