The weather has been unusually warm this fall. While it's great for enjoying the outdoors, that warm, dry weather also increases the risk of fire. That's because there has been little or no moisture over the last few months. That results in very dry vegetation. We are asking everyone in the community to be vigilant about the increased risk of wildfire and to exercise precautions.
Be Ready Now
- Have a plan in the event of a fire or if you need to evacuate
- Plan at least two ways out of your neighborhood
- Ensure you have emergency supplies at home for at least 72 hours
- Have important documents, medications, and personal identification ready in the event of an evacuation
- Clear combustibles from around your home to include leaves, firewood stacks, and small propane tanks
- Maintain situational awareness regarding the weather
Don’t Start a fire
- Don’t park vehicles in tall, dry grass
- Don’t throw cigarettes or matches from vehicles
- Take safety precautions with barbecues and outdoor burning
- Check with your local fire authority for burning restriction information
- Currently, there is a burn restriction in effect in Colorado Springs.
While we enjoy this warm weather, be aware there is increased wildfire danger. Don’t forget, the weather in our region can change in an instant, and winter weather could be upon us very quickly.
For more information on preparing for wildfire and reducing your risk, visit PPROEM.com