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Learn About the Effects of Fires and How to Prevent Them

Forest fires threaten the environment when the fires burn across treetops. These fires produce extreme heat, which damage the seeds and soil, making it exceptionally difficult to repopulate the forest. To learn more about the effects of fire, click on any of the following links:

National Wetlands Research Center

U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

USDA Forest Service

Fires also threaten our communities. With our lives, homes and businesses at stake, communities can be devastated. Prevention is the best way to fight fires. Here are some tips to help you prevent fires in your community:

  • Do not leave campfire, grills or lanterns unattended
  • Do not leave campfire until it is completely out (sand, water, etc.)
  • Do not toss burning cigarettes out the window
  • Make sure campfire is set up in a free and open space, clear of debris and branches
  • Use fireworks and firearms in safe areas, where applicable
  • Do not leave glass (or broken glass), which can start fires with sunlight

For more fire tips, visit these Web sites

U.S. Fire Administration

Firewise

Smokey the Bear

HELPU Fire & Life Safety

Forest Home Fire Safety

Colorado Bureau of Land Management

Arizona Fire Info Prevention News

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