Author: Kelly Johnston

Wildfire risk is par for the course in Basalt and El Jebel

Eric Lovgren has became one of the most popular people in the Roaring Fork Valley this month.

The Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator’s advice on how homeowners can shore up their property to make it less susceptible to wildfire is suddenly in high demand because of the Lake Christine Fire.

“When smoke’s in the air,” Lovgren said, “that’s the best time to get people’s attention.”

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Wildfire risk is par for the course in Basalt and El Jebel

Wildfire in Brett Trail Neighborhood Serves as Mitigation Reminder

A recent wildfire in Eagle County that burned near homes in the Brett Trail neighborhood reminds us of the importance of wildfire mitigation. Homes were built under the county’s wildfire building regulations and maintained “defensible space” on their properties. Read more about the blaze and what fire professionals anticipate for the coming fire season.

Firefighters mop up around the edges of their treatment area following the recent wildfire in Eagle County (April 2018). Image courtesy of Eagle County.

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