Recent blog posts on Russia’s summer of fire (Wired; Jotman) led me to the University of Maryland’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) which provides online or Google Earth Based maps of fires from all over the world based on satellite data.

Fires in Russia and the USA in the past 24 hours:
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FIRMs online map of the past 7 days:
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Also, apparently the fires are emitting dangerous amount of CO2 and may be radioactive:
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