Colorado is on fire – again. One of the greatest pleasures of living in such a scenic state as Colorado is living in and enjoying the amazing beauty of our heavily wooded mountains. But that comes with a cost – the threat of fire. And whether that cost is caused by an act of nature or a careless human, the net result can be the same – loss of life and property. We are now experiencing the largest most destructive fire in the history of our state as well as some record temperatures and winds, so special care and attention to practices and actions of the part of all of Colorado’s citizens is of the utmost importance.
Since the Hayman fire in 2002, the forest service has made considerable effort educate and to patrol mountain communities to check that homeowners are practicing good “defensible space” techniques to minimize the danger of loss of life and property. Under the circumstances, a few reminders never hurt.
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