Colorado is an incredibly scenic state with endless recreation opportunities. That’s just one of many reasons why people flock to our area, whether they’re just visiting for a few days or intending to lay down more permanent roots.
It’s important for every human, both temporary and permanent fixtures, to understand the high fire danger in Colorado, especially during the summer months. We have a bit of a double-edged sword: the reasons that make Colorado so fantastic for exploring, like warm temperatures and a dry climate, also make our environment susceptible to wildfires.
It’s currently wildfire season here in Colorado, and our goal is to stay as proactive as possible through safety and prevention. Here are some tips to do so!
Keep in mind: education is one of the best tools to prevent a fire. It’s important to know the rules of where you are and where you’re going; for example: is there a fire ban in place at this campsite? Look it up before you go!
Follow the Colorado Division of Emergency Management on Twitter for current information, including locations and status reports, on fires around the state. You can also sign up for emergency alerts in the county you’re visiting or living in.
Let’s continue to keep Colorado safe and as fire-free as possible this season.