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We may be seeing some smoke, today, from fires to our northwest. ...
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When putting out your campfire:First, drown the campfire with water!Next, mix the ashes and embers with soil. Scrape all partially-burned sticks and logs to make sure all the hot embers are off them.Stir the embers after they are covered with water and make sure that everything is wet.Feel the coals, embers, and any partially-burned wood with your hands. Everything (including the rock fire ring) should be cool to the touch. Feel under the rocks to make sure no embers underneath.When you think you are done, take an extra minute and add more water.Finally, check the entire campsite for possible sparks or embers, because it only takes one to start a forest fire.Remember...if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave. Please take the time to completely put out your campfire, it could prevent a wildfire. ...
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Firewise is a great site to check out for mitigation. Residents reducing wildfire risks, here is the link below: www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA ...
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First week of the Teller County Chipper program was a huge success! NETCO Fire chipped over 230 piles of slash. Contact your local fire department for more details on dates they will be in your area! ...
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Today, Forest Service patrols reported 11 abandoned campfires along FS road 250 and 251 outside Lake George, and one abandoned campfire along FS Road 211 in Jefferson County. Abandoned campfires on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests are a major cause of unwanted human-caused wildfires. Wildfires destroy thousands of acres of beautiful Colorado lands (both public and private) and homes each year. If you are found to be responsible for starting a wildfire by not properly extinguishing your campfire, you can be fined, held accountable for fire suppression costs and face possible jail time. Can you afford it?Never leave your campfire unattended. Make sure it is out cold. Drown...Stir...Drown...Feel. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave!Remember, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!”For more information, please visit www.colorado.com/careforcolorado #CareForColorado #SmokeyBear #RecreateResponsibly ...
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Where is the smoke coming from? Some of the wildfires in Arizona and New Mexico increased in size and smoke is being transported into Southwest Colorado. #FireYear2021 - Fire resources continue to suppress the South Fork Fire that is currently 15 acres and burning NW of Nucla, CO in the Horse Mesa area. Additional fire resources have been ordered. BLM Colorado Fire GMUG Fire Information @USDA Forest Service - San Juan National Forest ...
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Timeline PhotosWildlife Wednesday: Warmer weather means more outdoor activity from all types of animals and people. This means there is more activity in our mountains with people hiking, backpacking, camping, etc. Knowing what to do during encounters with wildlife is important. This week we are talking about Mountain Lion Safety. As many of our residents know, the areas around us are Lion Country. Check out these awesome tips below on what to do if you encounter one from Colorado Parks & Wildlife: ...
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Tyler Lambert, Fire Chief

1010 Evergreen Heights Dr.
Woodland Park, CO 80863-3320

719.687.1866

Teller County Office of Emergency Management