Public Health Wildfire Information


Returning to your home or neighborhood after a wildfire (contact your insurance provider before doing any cleanup efforts): 

  • Packet: Public Health Wildfire Cleanup Guidance

Video: How to make a temporary cover for well heads damaged by the Black Forest fire

Water Safety

Air Quality

Air Quality

Monitor your local air quality, and if needed, take precautionary steps. If you can see or smell smoke, reduce your exposure by doing indoors. People should reduce or limit strenuous outdoor activity if smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment's air quality index reports the daily level of air pollution on an hourly basis.

June 12, 2013 News Release: El Paso County Public Health Advises People to Take Precautions to Protect from Wildland Smoke

Related Info

For updates on the Black Forest Fire:

You can click on these links to view official news feeds on Twitter: @EPCPublicHealth@EPCSheriff and @EPCPIO. Keep track of news on Twitter by using hashtag: #blackforestfire.

El Paso County 

City of Colorado Springs