To visit the SQF Complex fire please click the link: SQF Complex Fire Recovery Website
During the Summer months, Tulare county coordinates the operation of Cooling Centers throughout the County. If you are needing a place to cool down please click the link: Cooling Centers
2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Visit the Tulare County COVID-19 Website to learn more about local response and recovery efforts.
Since 2012, record drought and record temperatures, have weakened trees throughout California, resulting in millions of acres of failing forestland that then become vulnerable to disease and infestation. Infestation, such as those caused by native bark beetles, have caused tree mortality of epidemic proportions.
The scale of tree mortality in California contributes to significantly increased wildfire risks, and presents life safety risks due to falling trees that can injure or kill people.
Due to these increased risks, California and Tulare County have proclaimed states of emergency for tree mortality.