October 19, 2021

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‘If we don’t accept the risk, we’re fooling ourselves’: Colorado homeowners prepare for 2021 wildfire season

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BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Scientists and fire officials continue to warn Coloradans that the continued drought in the western part of the state has the potential to bring an even worse wildfire season than 2020.

Now that it’s spring, homeowners in wildfire-prone areas should begin mitigating their properties to prevent fire from spreading and reaching their homes.

Chris O’Brien, chief of Lefthand Fire Protection District, tells FOX31 the most important thing people should do is remove anything flammable that’s within the first few feet around your home, including pine needles, brush or even outdoor furniture.

“Don’t be surprised if firefighters come along and move furniture out in the middle of your lawn,” said O’Brien. “Anything we can do within the…

Aimee Lewis

2021-05-04 16:49:28

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