Preparedness - Fire

Create a Defensible Space Around Your House

  • Stack firewood away from the home.
  • Prune branches to 10 feet above the ground.
  • Clean roofs and gutters.
  • Trim branches.
  • Mow dry grasses and weeds.
  • Remove dead limbs, leaves and other litter.
  • Thin tree and bush cover.
  • Dispose of slash and debris left from thinning.
  • Maintain an irrigated greenbelt.
  • Install and test smoke detectors.
  • Practice family fire drills and evacuation plan.
Fire Safety Defensive Chart - Around Your Home


  • 70% of homes lost in wildfires are due to untreated wood, shake-shingle roofs.
  • 85.9% of fires on state or public lands in Colorado are human-caused.