Wildfires in Northwestern US and the West Coast continue to blaze, affecting over 360,000 acres of land and sweeping plenty of smoke into Colorado’s skies. As officials are trying to tame these widespread flames, it is important that we all do our part to prevent forest fires and wildfires from starting in Colorado as well. Here are some ways to prevent a forest fire all year long1:
In addition to these methods, please respect all closures and fire restrictions, and try to use cooking sources like a propane burner instead of coal.
It is our responsibility to practice fire safety when we camp and enjoy the outdoors to prevent such incidences from occurring. Remember, as Smokey the Bear puts it, only you can prevent forest fires!
1: Source: Smokey Bear Prevention How-Tos.