ElkCreekFireDepartment created the topic: Most Colorado Wildfires Are Preventable - Most Are Human-Caused
10 Jul 2018 16:47#1
"Last year, about 4 percent of wildfires in Colorado were caused by lightning, according to statistics from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. The rest were either human-caused or undetermined.
According to the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center, which covers five states including Colorado, 91 percent of fires in 2017 were human-caused. (that includes Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota)
What does this tell us? Fires are preventable.
You can prevent them.
Under stage two fire restrictions, all open burning is banned. If you plan to camp or do any type of burning in our state, do your homework. You don't want to be responsible for a fire that destroys homes, or worse yet, results in a loss of life."
We appreciate 9News helping to raise awareness for this problem. They included a handy guide from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control explaining the details of each of the 3 Fire Restriction Stages, please be sure to review it if you aren't sure what's currently allowed: