Summer in Colorado has recently come to mean Fire Season throughout the state. Though many parts of our state have enjoyed a fairly wet Spring, Colorado is still in a very serious drought condition. This mean the potential for fire is very to extremely high in most areas.
Many counties are already inacting Fire Bans that include campfires, outdoor bbqs, open flame, fireworks, etc. To learn more and if your county is included, please visit this link to the current Fire Bans and Danger areas (Colorado Office of Emergency Management)
Some common sense precautions can prevent a simple event or get-together from becoming a disaster:
- Never use an open flame on a high wind day.
- Always make sure that your campfire, firepit or bbq is completely out before you leave the area.
- When burning trash or drainage ares, check with your local fire authority first and make sure you have a way to extinguish the flames in case it gets away from you.
- If you smoke, never throw your butts out the car window, and make sure they are completey cold before putting them in a trash.
- If you pull over during a long car ride, make sure you're not parked over weeds or a grassy area, the heat from your muffler or catalytic converter, could actually start a fire.
Clark Reeh, Photographer at CMMart, is showcased throughout this site as well as having work published in PhotoBB Magazine and photos displayed at various local business. From back in the "film days" to the constantly changing digital photography revolution, Clark continues to hone his skills as a commercial photographer specializing in product, industrial, food and architectural shoots. His true photography love is, of course, Colorado scenics and landscapes.