Kincade Fires - NOAA case study

On the night of the 23rd of October 2019, the FUEGO intelligence system detected the Kincade fire in California 66 seconds after it started due to a fallen power line. Using the ground-based ALERT Wildfire sensor network the fire was confirmed within three minutes even though it was dark, and the fire was in a canyon not directly visible to the sensor. The explosive fire growth was so clear from the data that authorities were immediately alerted, enabling them to evacuate a town (10 km away) only 20 minutes after ignition.