The last 10 years or so have produced some colossal and deadly fire events that have destroyed whole towns, burned a record amount of acreage, and polluted skies for weeks. And wildfires are not just happening in the Western United States but have burnt out of control in Europe, the Amazon, and Australia.
Early wildfire detection and forest management via controlled burns are two ways to prevent wildfires from getting out of control. Sensor systems, networks, artificial intelligence, simulation, and modeling all have a role to play. Governments and governmental agencies have acted as catalysts to spur on development of models, sensors, and networks. Commercial offerings continue to tackle problems of power, cost, automation, and network accessibility for remote coverage areas.