By Jack Lowenstein

(CBS4) — It’s important as Coloradans that we are all prepared for fire danger at our homes before it becomes a potential threat.

The first thing you need to do is to have a go-bag packed and ready in case you need to evacuate.

Make sure that you pack the essentials:

  • Three day supply of of non perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • A map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medication and a first aid kit
  • A radio, flashlight with extra batteries and a backup cell phone charger
  • Make copies of important documents such as your birth certificate and passport

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It will take everyone to do their part to avoid more wildfires and keep everyone safe.

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“No outdoor burning. Keep your cigarette butts in your car,’ said Greg Hanson with the National Weather Service in Boulder. “Anything can start a fire and once it gets started it’s going to go.”

Also, if you have pets, make sure that you grab some food and water for them.

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Jack Lowenstein