After a record-breaking fire season in 2020, it’s crucial to Colorado that residents and tourists take the dangers of fire seriously. Three wildfires in 2020 broke the record for largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history: Cameron Peak fire (208,913 acres), East Troublesome fire (193,812 acres), and Pine Gulch fire (139,007 acres).
Don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution.
Here are 11 tips to avoid starting a wildfire.
Campfire (Photo) Credit 4kodiak (iStock)
Damage caused by the East Troublesome Fire (Photo) Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park
Campfire (Photo) Credit Brycen McCright
Campfire (Photo) Credit Stephen Martin, OutThere Colorado
Campfire (Photo) Credit Stephen Martin
Campfire Wood (Photo) Credit Stephen Martin
Grassfire in Colorado (Photo) Courtesy North Metro Fire Rescue
Grizzly Creek fire in 2020 (Photo) Courtesy of Summit Fire & EMS
Beer Bottle Trash Dead Leaf Forest (Photo) Credit ChuckSchugPhotography (iStock)
Campfire (Photo) Credit Eerik (iStock)
Put Out Your Campfire (Photo) Credit Akchamczuk (iStock)
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.