I just finished teaching a Situation Unit Leader S-346 class. Much of the class is about maps. The next time I teach it in September, I’ll use this fire progression map produced by the Mercury News as an example of what can be done. It includes some interesting facts about the fire that most official firefighter-made maps would not have, but it’s a great product for public consumption.
According to the map, within the first 16 hours the fire spread at least 5 miles and burned 3,376 acres.
Click on it to see a larger version.