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Homeowners’ Mitigation Helps Saves Homes

Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners mitigation program was put to the test during the recent Cold Springs Fire near Nederland. The program, similar to REALFire, encourages homeowners to take action on their property and earn a mitigation certificate. Thanks to a combination of homeowners’ hard work and fire fighter response, all eight Wildfire Partners homes within the burn perimeter survived intact. Read more about mitigation testimonials on the Wildfire Partners website. http://www.wildfirepartners.org/wildfire-mitigation-helps-save-homes-cold-springs-fire/

Red Table Fire Reminder of Local Wildfire Risk

A 20 acre fire near Sylvan Lake State Park served as a reminder that wildfire is a constant risk throughout Eagle County during hot summer months. Crews acted quickly to contain the Red Table Fire, thanks to local cooperation among agencies. Read more about the fire from the Vail Daily. http://www.vaildaily.com/news/22944761-113/aggressive-response-holds-red-table-fire-to-20

REALFire Program Launches in Eagle County

The REALFire program officially launches in Eagle County! Residents can now take more steps on their property to reduce the risk of wildfire. This new voluntary program is currently funded and managed by Eagle County and the Vail Board of REALTORS, in collaboration with local fire protection districts. Read more about the program launch and history from the Vail Daily. http://www.vaildaily.com/news/eaglevalley/22904335-113/new-program-helps-minimize-wildfire-risk

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