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Why don't you report every fire in my area?

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Watch Duty focuses on high-risk vegetation fires and fires that have the potential to become high-risk vegetation fires.

We will typically not report on:

  • Structure fires unless they spread to the vegetation
  • Minor fires that are classified by arriving first responders as having slow or no rate of spread within a small area, not threatening structures, and are expected to be handled quickly.

We will sometimes post fires with negligible risk when there is obvious smoke visible over a large area or aerial resources are present that may be concerning to residents.

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