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Colorado Wildfires Tag

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Coloradans Always Live with Wildfire Threat

With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Saturday and Wildfire Awareness month to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires. ### According to the...

Red Rock Ranch Volunteers set to deliver wildfire preparedness materials to homeowners.

Successful Wildfire Preparedness Day

Sunshine and moderate temperatures welcomed Red Rock Ranch volunteers as they walked miles of roads hand delivering important wildfire preparedness information to nearly 200 homes.   The May 4 National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a nationwide activity sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance to increase awareness of the wildfire threat and promote community preparedness.   [caption id="attachment_30870" align="aligncenter"...

Wildfire smoke filled highway in Southern Oregon, sign at roadside "FIRE ACTIVITY AHEAD".

May 4th Marks 6th Annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

DENVER – With more than half of the state’s population now living in or near areas that are prone to wildland fire, public and private organizations across the state are teaming up as a part of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (May 4) to educate and help Colorado residents to prepare for the growing threats created by wildfires.   According to the Colorado...

Wildland Fire Strategy/Convening Group Event Flyer

Wildfire Preparedness: National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy Discussion

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is proud to support the ongoing efforts and discussions taking place around Wildfire education, mitigation, safety and recovery for the residents throughout our state. As a part of our long-term commitment to work with local, state and federal agencies and organizations on these important issues, including our own Colorado Project Wildfire initiatives, we are proud to...

Panoramic View of the High Park Wildfire in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

6 Trends to Know about Fire Season in the Western U.S.

Lately, it feels like we’re hearing about wildfires erupting in the western United States more often. But how have wildfire occurrences changed over the decades?   Researchers with the NASA-funded Rehabilitation Capability Convergence for Ecosystem Recovery (RECOVER) have analyzed more than 40,000 fires from Colorado to California between 1950 to 2017 to learn how wildfire frequency, size, location, and a few other traits have...

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.

REALTORS® join forces with insurance companies, wildfire safety organizations to offer preparedness guide for Colorado residents

ENGLEWOOD — With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association and other state wildfire prevention and insurance stakeholders to create a consumer-focused Colorado Property and Insurance Wildfire Preparedness Guide.   Digital and hard-copy guides featuring best practices in wildfire...

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.

Wildfires in Colorado: The Overwhelming Effects and Costs and How REALTORS® Aim to Help

Across the country, wildfires have caused devastation and distress for years. In addition to the destruction they bring upon communities, fires can cost millions in restoration over the course of many years.   Headwaters Economics recently published a report that analyzed the cost of several fires across the country. The report looked at 8 major wildfires in four states through 2016, including...

Wildfire burning through a wooded area

Volunteers Help Seniors And People With Disabilities Protect Property From Wildfires

As a part of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Project Wildfire campaign, REALTOR® volunteers from Summit County spent Thursday helping local residents — specifically seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities — to clear slash from their properties and help protect these properties from future wildfire risk through mitigation and the creation of defensible space around their homes.   Officials throughout the state’s firefighting and public...

Smoke billowing in the air from a wildfire in Colorado with the sun shining through the smoke.

Colorado Project Wildfire – Success Stories

In the face of long-term, ongoing wildfire risks, the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) launched Project Wildfire, an education program designed to help reduce and/or prevent the destruction of land and property, injuries, and loss of life by raising awareness of and access to wildfire mitigation resources.  With 25,000-plus REALTOR® members spread across the state, CAR and its members are...

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Colorado regulators stress importance of fire mitigation despite favorable forecast

Colorado regulators stress importance of fire mitigation despite favorable forecast     TheDenverChannel.com Team   4:30 AM, Jun 8, 2017 DENVER -- Colorado wildland firefighters are preparing for what is forecasted to be an average or possibly even below average wildfire season.   While this summer’s wildfire forecast may be encouraging, there is still plenty of fuel in the mountains, and Colorado agencies what homeowners to understand...