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Defensible Space-Wildfire Risk Reduction (6/2/22)

Wildfire risk reduction

Colorado has been experiencing drought conditions along with low humidity and high winds. These conditions can increase the risk for wildland fires. The district is working diligently with local fire authorities and our landscape contractor to ensure we are taking the necessary steps to mitigate risk in district owned and managed tracts. There are multiple resources to advise homeowners on how to create a “defensible zone” around their property. Attached are recommendations from the National Fire Protection Association on steps homeowners can take to reduce the risk of their homes igniting during wildfire.

For more information, please visit Firewise USA: www.firewise.org. or contact your local fire protection professionals.