Fire risk

Use good sense on the Fourth of July

Homes burned in Colorado wildfires between 1976 and 2006: 387

Homes burned in Colorado wildfires so far in 2012: At least 625.

Homes burned in Montezuma County wildfires so far in 2012: 0.

Those are numbers to remember as we approach July 4. The Weber fire has shown how quickly a fire can start and how fast one can grow. Celebrate without fireworks. Be careful with barbecues. Donít do anything dumb. Putting othersí homes and land at risk is not a right.

Keep our record intact.