The combination of high temperatures and minimal rainfall has dramatically increased the fire danger in most of Colorado. While there isn’t much we can do about the weather, there are steps to take in wildfire prevention. Read about creating wildfire defensible zones from the CSU Cooperative Extension. Fire restriction information and fire danger maps can be found on the Department of Emergency Management web site. In-depth fire data is also available through the Colorado division of the Bureau of Land Management, including fire weather forecasts, smoke dispersion forecasts.
If a wildfire starts in your neighborhood, here are some resources to keep you informed:
- For updates on fires in Colorado, check the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center
- Air Quality/Smoke forecast, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Tips for evacuees
- Vegetative Recovery after Forest Fires
- Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire