July 17, 2024

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Zornio: 6 reasons why campfires should be banned year-round in Colorado

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With summer in full swing, Coloradans are ready to celebrate in style. But with our outdoor play comes risks, including wildfires. 

I’ve long called for a ban on Fourth of July fireworks. Now it’s time to tackle another prime source of fire and health hazards: the campfire. Here are six reasons why you might want to think twice before lighting the flames the next time you set up camp.

Increasing wildfire risks 

One look at Colorado’s recent wildfire trends and there’s no doubt that a designated fire season is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Whether it’s increasing heat, dryness or stronger winds, climate change is fueling larger, more destructive wildfires across our state year-round. Case in point, there are currently zero fire restrictions in Lake County…

Trish Zornio

2024-06-17 01:30:00

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