Aussies Can Now Receive Up-to-date Bushfire Details on Google Maps

Google has rolled out a new bushfire layer on Google Maps for Australian users to easily access official bushfire information about active fires.

The new layer can be turned on by tapping the layers symbol on Maps and then on the "Wildfires" icon. When the layer is turned on, users can get up-to-date details about multiple fires through Google Maps. Users can access specific details on a particular bushfire by tapping on a fire on the map. Some of those specific details include the latest updates, location, level of severity, and recommended actions, and any reported road closures.

The search engine giant added that when bushfire-related queries are searched on Google, it assured that information provided by state fire agencies will be surfaced in search results. 

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