With many states being a fire state, and it being fire season, there should be an option to report a fire. I was driving through Fresno and a brush fire appeared on the freeway, and since there was no fire department or police on scene yet, I think having a fire option would help people know that the area is going to be congested, and to watch out for safety reasons. Fires can obviously happen at any moment, and I think it would be great to give people a heads up to be extra cautious and safe.
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Richard Azia commented
Yesterday I spotted a fire by the side driving at 120km/h on a motorway but I couldn't report it. We need the option to report roadside fires with ease. We need emergency services to be notified as quickly as possible. It would take seconds, and it could save forests, fields and more. This is critically important, with the increasing risk of droughts, across Europe.
Being a driver in California, we see a lot of road side fires. It would be so helpful to be able to post when there is a fire on a major highway so others can choose other options to get to their destination. Especially since they usually shut down several lanes. Thanks.
Naman Rawal commented
I agree this is important, and Waze devs will have to tap into the satellite weather data sets (public and private) to account for weather impacting drivers in real time. However, I know this is a challenge in terms of accuracy and reliability because I work with climate data myself. Waze could quite simply integrate with a brush fire monitoring app, or you can have another app send alerts.
David Westcott commented
I recently drove from Melbourne Victoria to Sydney and on our journey their was a fire which was nearly affecting the highway.
i wanted to inform other drivers but their was nothing in the app that could help and warn them,could it be possible to include this in your next update as i feel its pretty important for the safety of others on route to report this type of incident.
Add grass and/or woods fire to the alerts. So people will no to slow down due to the smoke and emergency vehicles. And or that the road is closed.