FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4) – Abandoning a campfire in Colorado could soon have bigger consequences.
A bill state lawmakers are looking at would carry a maximum $750 fine and/or up to 6 months jail, the Summit Daily reported.
Right now there’s only a $50 fine for leaving a campfire unattended.
Some lawmakers say more needs to be done to stamp out what is a common source of wildfires in Colorado.
“Summit County has 156,000 acres of dead trees. All it takes is one lightning strike or one unattended campfire to start a catastrophic fire,” County Commissioner Dan Gibbs told the Daily.
The bill is now heading to the Colorado Senate for a vote.
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