NEVER leave your fire unattended!
Before you go to bed for the night, or any time you leave your campsite, douse the fire with water and make sure it is out.
- Be prepared for sudden weather changes such as strong winds and electrical storms.
- Lightning frequently ignites grass fires – avoid high ground and barbed wire fences
- Report sightings of smoke or flames to the park office or call 9-1-1
- Grass fires travel quickly! Be prepared to evacuate!
If fire traps you, head for low vegetation areas (e.g. gravel roads, Prairie Dog colonies) or burned areas (e.g. the ‘black zone’)