What to do if you spot a wildfire; prevention urged

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to thank the people who have reported wildland fires.
“Having the public reporting fires allows us to respond quicker and work to keep incidents small,” said Bureau of Land Management Fire Management Officer Colt Mortenson.
Your safety and the safety of those with you are of utmost importance. Never attempt to extinguish the blaze yourself especially using a fire extinguisher as the chemicals become toxic in wildland environments. Many times when citizens suppress a fire it hampers firefighting response by temporarily eliminating the signs of a fire only to rekindle at a later time. Give as much information as possible to dispatchers and allow firefighters to fight the fire. When reporting a wildland fire please follow the list below: Call 911; if you’re near the fire, move out of the fire area and monitor; account for others with you and move them to safety; state your name and phone number in case clarification or more information is necessary; give the location from which you’re seeing the fire or smoke; location of the fire: direction of the fire from where you’re standing; nearest road or highway; closest landmark; what’s burning: sagebrush, grass, trees, etc.; fire size: if you can’t estimate an acreage try comparing it to something like a football field; and do you see flames or smoke?
The county, state and federal managers appreciate your cooperation and support with wildland fire response.
Fire danger is high in Moffat County and moderate in Jackson, Grand, Routt and Rio Blanco counties.