Don’t be fooled by the cooler weather. We are still in a state of extreme drought and under a burn ban with high fire danger. Community awareness is critical to staying safe with so many new fires on the landscape. Help local firefighters by following fire season restrictions and being careful with any open flame or spark. Check out these resources below.
Fire Restrictions & Prevention
Sign up for Polk County Emergency Alerts
Watch Duty is an app for smart phones. Get information on:
Real-time Wildfire AlertsReceive notifications about the status and conditions on the ground as they change.
Monitor Wildfires and Prescribed BurnsKnow if that smoke in the distance is a fire you need to be worried about.
Air Quality & Wind DirectionSee everything that impacts fires in one place.
Track Active Fire PerimetersUsing satellite imagery and other official sources you can easily track and monitor the progress of a fire.
Evacuation Orders & SheltersFind clear and concise evacuation notices as well as shelters for people and animals all in one place.
Submit PhotosHelp first responders and loved ones by sharing photos of fire conditions and other hazards for the world to see.