An excellent source for accurate and up-to-date information about U.S. wildfires. You can track fires by state and fire name; an active fire is generally updated at least daily.
National Interagency Fire Center
This is where to find the monthly and seasonal wildfire outlooks and national fire news. They also provide wildland fire prevention/education teams that can be mobilized to do fire risk assessments and work with communities.
Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Materials on this website are intended for fire managers and scientists, but interested civilians will find fact sheets, papers, videos and demonstrations that show how fire grows and spreads, how homes ignite, and other aspects of wildland fire behavior.