There are more people living in their vacation homes in Colorado’s resort communities. There are more people visiting and staying in short-term rental homes.
“But it’s a challenge to quantify any of this,” said Jake Andersen, deputy chief of operations for the Aspen Fire Protection District.
Fire chiefs like Andersen can gauge one impact of this shift: Call volume in just about every mountain valley reached record highs in 2021 and the calls for help in early 2022 are pacing ahead of last year.
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