Mobile wildfire app
The South Carolina Forestry Commission has a wildfire app! Download it for free from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
When you first open the app, be sure to accept PUSH NOTIFICATIONS when prompted. Push notifications will alert you about current burning bans, Red Flag fire alerts and other warnings. Notifications will never consist of ads or promotional messages.
The easy-to-use interface lets users:
- See all the wildfires in the state
- See all the debris burns and prescribed burns around the state
- See the day’s fire weather
- Watch our videos on how to conduct legal debris burns, including making notification to the Forestry Commission and taking the proper precautions
- Report a wildfire or arson
Pinch-zoom on any fire to see:
- Its location
- Its size
- Its containment status
Fire departments can also use the app to apply for Volunteer Fire Assistance grants, keep up with the agency’s Federal Excess Property programs, and learn about wildfires in their area.