Wildfire Risks on the Plains

As Colorado's population continues to grow, significant and rapid construction expands into once "wild" prairie. The increase of homes and traffic in these areas brings a heightened risk of accidental fire starts and escapes.

As Colorado's population continues to grow, significant and rapid construction expands into once "wild" prairie and forested landscapes. The increase of homes and traffic in these areas brings a heightened risk of accidental fire starts and escapes. Grasses are dry during much of the year; they ignite easily and burn quickly. Having your home or property on, surrounded by, or adjacent to these abundant dry fuels puts you and your property at risk. Residents need to know what measures can help reduce wildfire risks.

Do you live on the Eastern Plains of Colorado? If you do, you will find Are You Plains Firewise? (280 KB PDF) helpful.