Larimer County Sheriff urges caution due to high fire danger

Due to unseasonably warm, windy weather and dry conditions, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office requests residents exercise extreme caution with any potential source of ignition. We are also in a time of year where vegetation has yet to “green-up,” further increasing the fire risk. While the sheriff’s office is not imposing a fire ban or restriction, the office is requesting your assistance and vigilance. Please be careful and assist in protecting our county and its residents from fire danger.

Sources of ignition that should be avoided:
• Campfires: Only build campfires when and where authorized, do not leave them unattended, and put them completely out. Use ample water and stir until the coals are cool to the touch.
• Slash pile burns.
• Cigarette butts: Dispose of lit smoking materials appropriately.
• Heat transfer from vehicle exhaust systems: Do not park vehicles in areas with tall grass that could catch fire.

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