Mobile app informs about wildfires

American Red Cross "Wildfire" App helps people prepare for dangerous blazes.

Wildfire season is upon the Texas Panhandle and the American Red Cross has a new mobile application to help people prepare for dangerous blazes.

The American Red Cross Texas Panhandle Chapter Executive Director Steve Pair said the "Wildfire by the American Red Cross" app provides the latest state-by-state wildfire news and has suggestions to prepare your family and home, plus the app alerts loved ones of your safety.

t's so important that we encourage people to download this app, kind of go over the safety information
. I
t's really just a good informative app
," Pair said.

He also said the app will soon be upgraded to send push notifications when fire danger is near.

To access the mobile app from your phone, call **REDCROSS (**73327677). You'll receive a link to download the iPhone / Android app or visit iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Find out more information about the app here.