Many people don’t realize that they may face serious wildfire danger. But if your clients live in the foothills, grasslands or mountains of states like Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming, they are at risk.
According to the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), for homeowners living in areas at high risk for wildfires, there are number of pre-fire activities that will decrease the likelihood of property damage and loss. How a house is designed, where it is built, materials used in its construction and landscape, and access to the home all influence survivability during wildfire.
Also, the CSFS offers some guidelines for homeowners about what specific actions to take when a wildfire is an immediate threat.
Homeowners should build their home with fire-resistant building mateirals and away from ridge tops, canyons and areas between high points on a ridge.