Fire mitigation efforts are planning in a western state and city. In fact, this decision is making by voters in the 2021 election to thus spend $20 million of excess tax revenue towards these projects.
Fire Mitigation Protecting Vast Amounts of Acrage
Fires can happen anywhere at any time of the year especially the Marshall Fire in Colorado Springs, CO. In fact, $20 million has been set aside to increase the mitigation from 2,000 acres a year to 7,000 acres. However, these efforts could help prevent damage and destruction like what was seen in a local county.
Fires are Constant No Matter the The Time of Year
Any time of the year fires can really happen anywhere. In fact, the Marshall Fire is a reminder of that. Also, the $20 million set aside will increase mitigation from 2,000 acres a year to 7,000 acres. These efforts could help prevent damage and destruction like what we saw in Boulder County.
The fire season is year-round, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said. Also, they suggest trimming trees away from your home. This is so there is a 15-foot clearance. It is to make sure you clean out your gutters every year. Moreover, the advice is to keep your grasses mowed down to no more than four inches.
Raking Up Leaves and Needles
“It can happen to anyone so racking up those leaves and needles and mowing those grasses down as we just saw in a local city. Also trimming your trees is a safety precaution for anyone anywhere in town,” CSFD Wildfire Mitigation Program Coordinator Melissa Hoffman said.
There are free mitigation programs such as someone with the department that is coming out to give on-site recommendations on what you should do to lower any fire hazard.
Creating a wildfire advisory council by Mayor John Suthers. It is to oversee when and what the $20 million will be using for. Also, the council plan is to have their first meeting in the Springs.