We're lucky that Eagle County experiences more than 300 days of sunshine every year. However, it's a fact that we live where fire will occur. People are increasingly building homes in areas prone to wildfire; half the wildfires in Colorado are lightning-caused. The rest have some human connection. With preparation and planning, together we can keep the community safe from wildfires.
Maintaining defensible space around your home is one way to reduce the ability for a fire to spread. Property owners have a responsibility to prepare their properties so fire fighters can most effectively defend communities.
Property owners, Cordillera and Eagle County can work together to create a home site that is protected as possible from wildfires. Find out what you need to know to defend your home from wildfire.