California wildfires are burning again, with the Camp Fire near Chico the latest large fire to erupt in Northern California. The Camp Fire, burning in Butte County, has forced more than 20,000 Californians to evacuate and burned “multiple” structures, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Even though Chico is more than 150 miles north of San Francisco, a smoke advisory has been issued for the entire Bay Area, as well as other parts of Northern California.

Google Maps continues to update its 2018 California fire map on the various blazes, as well as a Google Crisis Map with information about specific California wildfires including the Camp Fire. The California fire map also includes info about air quality, evacuation orders, shelters, fire containment statistics, road closures, and more.

Google’s 2018 Statewide Fire Map for California lists all the active fires in the state for which California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is responding.

The Camp Fire began early Thursday morning near Camp Creek Road and Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. As of Thursday afternoon, evacuations were added for several counties as the Camp Fire continued to pick up speed in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The fire has already consumed more than 8,000 acres.

#CampFire [update] off Camp Creek Road and Pulga Road, Jarbo Gap off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon is now 8,000 acres. Evacuation orders established several communities. https://t.co/I2eyWcu8Ro pic.twitter.com/fbaqEwcPWg

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 8, 2018

CBS13 in Sacramento reported that California first responders fighting the Camp Fire in Butte County will receive funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue battling the blaze.

#CampFire [update] off Camp Creek Road and Pulga Road, Jarbo Gap off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon is now 5,000 acres. Evacuations in progress. https://t.co/I2eyWcu8Ro pic.twitter.com/uxt3JPu8B6

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) November 8, 2018

Even before fire season began in early 2018, record-setting fires engulfed huge swaths of the Golden State, claiming the lives of numerous firefighters and civilians trying to flee the flames. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which was finally contained in August at more than 410,000 acres, ended up being the largest complex fire in recorded California history.

With late autumn winds fanning the flames of the California fires, causing some blazes to grow, these two dynamic maps are worth bookmarking, so you can stay up to date with the latest updates from affected areas in Northern California as well as Southern California.

Fortune will continue to update this post as California’s 2018 fires continue to rage.

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California Fires: Get the Latest 2018 Wildfire Updates From These Google Maps

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