Firefighters from across the metro area were deployed to assist at the scene of Colorado wildfires and with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura on the Gulf Coast.
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The State of Colorado has a statewide open-fire ban effective through mid-September.
Connor Christian, spokesperson for South Metro Fire Rescue, reminded homeowners to be cognizant of the high fire danger.
“Our biggest tip is to be very cognizant of making sure no one is having flammable materials around dry vegetation,” Christian said. “We also encourage mitigation around homes.”
Christian said South Metro has responded to multiple grass fires along highways — occasionally caused by something as simple as a loose tire from a semi-truck.
“It can catch vegetation on fire extremely quickly,” Christian said. “It is extremely dry. Take care of your properties as much as you can to reduce the fire risk and your home.”
South Metro has fire mitigation tips available on its website at southmetro.org.
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