AS OF OCTOBER 3, 2019
EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAS ENACTED STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF EL PASO COUNTY.
Halloween is just a little ways away! Here are some fire safety tips during this season.
As the vegetation begins to dry out as summer ends, it is pertinent for everyone to take part in helping prevent wildfires. To all homeowners or renters, it is key to properly mitigate the property which you live on.
At the minimum, the first 70 feet around your home is considered defensible space. By taking care of this area, you can reduce wildfire risk around your home.
Zone 1: A safety zone around your home of 15 feet or more should be cleared of all flammable vegetation (maximum hazard reduction.)
Zone 2 should be a transition stage of fuel reduction.
Zone 3 is the farthest portion of your property that should have proper tree mitigation as well.
Check out this link above to learn more about Protecting Your Home from Wildfires provided by Colorado State Forest Service.
Open Burning Information
Get a permit BEFORE you burn.