Southwest Colorado Wildfire & Air Quality Resources

The risk for significant wildfires is high in southern Colorado. Be alert to local fire and emergency response announcements, air quality forecasts, and changing conditions. See below for a list of local agencies to follow. During an emergency or wildfire, social media can be a good resource for updates in real time.
Fire Restriction Info
Did you know: fire restrictions can vary by local jurisdiction? Each jurisdiction-whether federal, state, local or private-has the authority to impose seasonal fire restrictions within the area they manage. Specifics of what is prohibited or allowed vary depending on the jurisdiction, so it's important to check with the appropriate managing agency. It is your responsibility to know the current restrictions.
Wildfire Preparedness
In Southwest Colorado, wildfire preparedness is a year-round effort. Before an emergency, having an evacuation plan in place before a wildfire occurs can help avoid confusion and prevent injuries. Also, make sure everyone, including children, knows how and when to call 911 for help.

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