This is the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s fire tracker map. It is the best one in my opinion. The fire hot spots are represented by little dots.
This is the San Franciso Chronicle’s fire tracker. It is extremely good and easy to use.
This CalFire’s Fire Tracker with Google. It’s pretty good and has a lot of information. Calfire has a fire tracker app you can download on your smartphone too, both android and iphone.
Link: CalFire FireTracker
This Google map will show what roads are closed due to fires. Type in “Fire” into the google browser and a map should appear somewhere on the first page with the most detailed and updated crisis map for your area.
Google has made the mistake of assigning different groups of people evidently to different crisis maps so depending on what you search for manually, a less detailed one might come up. You best bet is to just type in “fire” and google should deliver the crisis map for your area.
Here’s the most detailed one for Southern California Wildfires: https://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2018-Woolsey-fire]
Here’s the most detailed one for Northern California Wildfires: https://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2018-camp-fire
These two maps also indicate what shelters for humans and animals are open. I’m not sure how often this information is updated.
This is the CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) Current Highway Conditions Report Site. Type in the Highway Number you want to know about.
This is a simple and indispensable readout of all highway issues going on in the state at any given time.
Best wishes to everybody and stay safe