Air pollution app now doubles as a wildfire warning system

Amrita Khalid
Contributing Writer
Air pollution app now doubles as a wildfire warning system

Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent than ever, and can have lingering effects on the air quality. Breezometer, a free app that offers real-time air quality data, announced that it will be offering fire alerts to help users determine if they're in harm's way. The fire alerts are based on information from NASA and local sources and -- combined with the app's own algorithms -- can determine which direction the smoke is traveling and its impact on air quality.