By Jesse Byrnes | firstname.lastname@example.org
When it comes to fire restrictions and bans, Colorado stands out.
In the last few months, while Colorado and other Southwestern states such as Arizona, New Mexico and Utah have received attention for fire restrictions, only Colorado has seen much for fire bans, according to search data from Google.
Colorado Springs, El Paso County and neighboring counties all have slightly different criteria for fire restrictions and bans, but as a whole the state has seen the most attention for fire bans.
Last week I wrote about how the Colorado Springs Fire Department tests several types of foliage at two locations on both ends of the city to determine fire danger, resulting in either burn restrictions or bans.
The fire department normally tests foliage every other week between April and October, but with higher temperatures and lower amounts of precipitation, it has become a weekly occurrence.
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