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GridFire is an online educational game meant to teach students about the science of wildfires and how data can help us understand how they spread. In the game students can change wind, temperature, and humidity to see how these factors affect the growth and spread of a wildfire.

Behind the scenes, the game simulates a wildfire using the Rothermel Model, developed by the US Forest Service and used in the prediction of wildfires by many state and national firefighting organizations. Data used in the simulation is real satellite and weather station data taken from the San Diego area during the 2003 Cedar Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history.