Get Warnings About Wildfires Near You

Wildfires can move fast, and the more time you have to get away the safer you will be. Use these resources to get advance warning when a wildfire threatens your area. 

Get notified before emergencies threaten your area

Sign up with SMC ALERT

  • It is free to register for this service from the County of San Mateo
  • You can choose to get notifications by email, text or voice message
  • You can get voice messages on cell phones and landline phones

Sign up with SMC ALERT

Get live updates on threats from wildfires and other emergencies

Use the Know Your Zone website

  • Enter your address on a map to get your localized code
  • In an emergency, first responders will use these codes to direct evacuations and shelter-in-place orders
  • The website will be updated with localized real-time evacuation routes and other information

Visit Know Your Zone

Track wildfires in your area

Use the CAL FIRE website

  • This has a map of active fires in California
  • It includes information on each fire’s location, size and how much it has been contained
  • To get information on fires in your area, click the fire icons on the map closest to where you live

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See more resources on protecting yourself from wildfires and smoke