The Roaring Fork Valley has not had any significant rainfall In the last several weeks which has elevated our fire danger to high. Sheriff Joe DISalvo warns the public to use caution with fire. Fire officials in the valley are closely monitoring conditions and coordinating with regional and federal partners.
Scott Thompson, Roaring Fork Fire Authority Chief explained "that although mornings are cool, afternoon bum periods are still hot and dry with no relief In the weather forecast. 90% of wildfires are human caused and we want everyone to be aware of the high fire danger going Into this holiday weekend and hunting season."
• Never leave fires or hot coals unattended. Make sure your fire Is dead out before you leave.
• Do not throw cigarettes out a car window or on the ground.
• All personal fireworks are illegal.
• Make sure your trailer chains are not dragging. They could create a spark that could Ignite nearby vegetation.
• Use properly functioning spark arrestors.
• Do not park, drive, or idle on vegetation.
• Call 911 to report a wildfire. Be prepared to provide location and contact Info.
• Have an evacuation plan and practice itl