Instructions on how to report wildland fires

RBC | The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit would like to thank the people who have reported wildland fires.
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?