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CSU Extension is the ESF-11 Response for Animal Evacuations in the Pine Gulch Fire

Resources to help plan and prepare for a fire
Resources to help recover after the devastation of fire
Living With Fire: A guide for the homeowner
Do you have a five minute plan?
Considerations of Covid-19 complications due to wildfire smoke (CDC)
Sheltering instructions during Covid-19 (Red Cross)
Advisory for sheltering pets and non-commercial livestock during Covid-19 (CDC)
Smoke Facts (CDC)
What to do before, during, and after a wildfire
West Slope Fire Info
Wildfire Preparedness for Horse Owners
Assessing & Caring for Cattle After Wildfires
Wildfire Damage to Cattle


  • Leave if told to do so.
  • If trapped, call 9-1-1.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Use N95 masks to keep particles out of the air you breathe.

Wildfires can ruin homes and cause injuries or death to people and animals. A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area such as a forest, grassland, or prairie. Wildfires can:

  • Often be caused by humans or lightning.
  • Cause flooding or disrupt transportation, gas, power, and communications.
  • Happen anywhere, anytime. Risk increases with in periods of little rain and high winds.
  • Cost billions of dollars each year.

COVID-19 Impact

CSU Extension is closely monitoring and following COVID-19 (Coronavirus) guidance as outlined by public health experts. Our office hours and availability vary by location, please see the Contact Us page for up-to-date office hours or to contact an Agent in your area.

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