Poll: Forest Fires

I periodically write about forest fires, partly in an attempt to raise awareness of the destruction caused. This got me to thinking that while some people have had personal experiences with forest fires and other wildfires, many others have not.

Today’s poll is in regard to forest fires.


What do you think?

Written by Rex Trulove


    • Here in the Rockies, we get winds, but not like those of a hurricane and tornadoes are rare. We do sometimes get several feet of snow inside of a few days, but even that isn’t very common. When thunderstorms are forecast in June through September, though, there is a heightened sense of alert and the forest service puts out patrols afterward to act as fire spotters. If a fire is spotted early enough, they can get to it and put it out while it is still only a few acres in size.