Wildfires Near Me


What is it?

Wildfires Near Me is a beta web application that focuses on keeping you informed about wildfires in your area. You tell the app all the places you care about and you will receive an email or text message when a fire is possibly threatening that location. It's fast, simple, and easy to use.

Wildfires Near Me is a prototype that incorporates official authoritative real-time information on wildland fires combined with social media mentions of fire from the general public (the latter may, or may not, be wholly accurate). We will be testing the app throughout the 2016 and 2017 fire seasons. Until the application is officially released to production, it could experience planned and unplanned outages of varying duration, it may not be fully accessible to all users and the number of users could be capped. Support is currently limited, but your feedback is very much appreciated.
For now, enjoy the app and, please, let us know what you think!

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My Locations

We bring information to you so you don't have to go find it yourself! Within a few short minutes you can monitor the places you care about and get an email or text when a fire is threatening that location.

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Social Media

Join the social media conversation surrounding a fire. Connect your Facebook and Twitter account to post directly from our app. The best part - your tweets will show up on the map!

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My Fires

Wildfires Near Me notifies you about new wildfire starts based on the locations you choose. To continue receiving updates on a specific fire you can follow that fire and we'll keep sending you updates.

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Desktop and Mobile Web

There is currently no native mobile app for Wildfires Near Me. It is only available via a web browser. The good news is that it works great in both desktop and mobile versions of your favorite web browser!

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Interactive Map

Wildfires and maps go hand in hand. That's why we have worked to keep the interactive map simple and effective. Use the Map Layers button to add/remove data from your map.

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Wildfires Near Me is integrated the leading sources of wildfire data in the US. We also connect with your favorite social media accounts to help you keep in touch with friends and family!

Check out our YouTube Channel

Because we believe seeing is believing!

Being that this is a prototype we don't have a comprehensive online help system. Our goal is to provide you with current and accurate video clips that highlight how to use the features included in the app. Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don't miss a video!

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Wildfires Near Me was built by the Wildland Fire Management Research Development and Application Program. For more information please check out our website.


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