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.