Current wildfire season
For an introduction to UK wildfires see the FIRES seminars policy brief (PDF, 330KB) and a recent paper on wildfire policy and management (Open access). There are many other useful documents and presentations available on our webpages.
Monitoring of fire risk and fire events
There are a number of tools that are available that look at the fire risk in the UK and Europe, as well as monitor active fire events across the globe.
- The Met Office Fire Severity Index (FSI), which covers England and Wales, is an assessment of how severe a fire could become if one were to start. For further details of how this is calculated please visit the Met Office website.
- The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) gives up to date information on fire events and the fire season across Europe. (Latest EFFIS maps).
- At a global level, Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) uses satellite data to give near-real time data on active fires. (Latest FIRMS maps)
Here are just some articles from the media on the various wildfires in the UK, many including expert comment from colleagues from across the UK and abroad. Check out our Researchers Database for wildfire experts across the country. Expert comments on the recent wildfires can be found at the Science Media Centre.
We’ll aim to keep this page updated as events develop, but if you spot an interesting article, please let us know via Twitter @KfWf_Manchester or email Gareth Clay.