Wildfire’s flame following COVID-19: Opendoor

photo of Wildfire app landing page on an iphone
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The community alert app Wildfire officially shut down July 11. A statement from the app's founders announced that Wildfire will be merging with real-estate app Opendoor.

One of the app’s co-founders, Hriday Kemburu, launched Wildfire as a way to keep college students informed and safe, according to Wildfire’s website. Since 2016, the Wildfire app has notified students at UC Berkeley and many other colleges of campus safety issues and emergencies, the website adds.
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