SDG&E unveils website where you can help watch for wildfires

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 07, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County residents can now watch for wildfires without ever going outside.  San Diego Gas and Electric introduced “Alert SDG&E Cameras” Tuesday.  The public website allows anyone to watch live video streamed from any of 15 cameras placed on top of the county’s highest peaks.

“This is a game changer for San Diego and the communities that we serve,” said SDG&E COO Caroline Winn.

“Alert SDG&E Cameras” is a collaboration with UC San Diego and the Seismology Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno.

“We’re about getting the information out to those who want it,” said Winn. “It’s important that these are shared assets.”

SDG&E meteorologists monitor the cameras, which can spin 360-degrees, zoom in to a fire, and can alert fire officials when there’s smoke.