There is a federal fire reporting blog where you can drill down to
current info on any fire in the U.S.
http://www.inciweb.org/ This will include maps of the affected area.
If a fire is managed by California Dept of Forestry you can get current info from
http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current Sort by date started, and put all in number of items per page. Current fires are at bottom of list.
Emma Gatewood first hiked the entire 2160 mile Appalachian Trail at the age of 67. She last hiked it at the age of 76.