There are several ways to track the various wildfires around France, such as the one in Gironde that ravaged around 6,000 hectares of forest overnight between Tuesday and today (August 10).
This is just one of many active blazes that have been caused by a combination of high temperatures, drought and in some cases, irresponsible or illegal behaviour.
One way to see where the fires are is using Google Maps. You first need to know roughly where the fire is, then you simply go to that location on the map and you will see a symbol of a fire, including details of when the symbol was last updated.
In the picture below, you will see that the Gironde wildfire is marked on Google Maps.
Screenshot / Google Maps
It should be noted that the symbol on Google denotes the approximate area of the fire, which could differ slightly in reality. Additionally, Google Maps does not mark every single wildfire currently active in France.
Both these platforms use accurate and up-to-date data to track wildfires.
The image below is a screenshot of the Copernicus platform. You can see the huge Gironde blaze marked with a white smudge, just south of Bordeaux.
Screenshot / COPERNICUS