Reducing risk begins with understanding origins.
Lightning is the most common natural cause of wildfires in Boulder County. As development and recreation increase, human behavior takes on an increasing role in wildfire ignition, currently accounting for close to 90 percent of all ignitions within the county. These origins include:
Campaign Spotlight: Mitigation Basics
Boulder County: Wildfire Happens Here
Download the Mitigation Basics Fact Sheet to discover the Why’s, How’s, and When’s of risk management.