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Safety Tips - Fire

Create Your Defensible Space Around Your House:
Defensible Space Illustration

  • Stack firewood away from home.

  • Prune branches to 10' above the ground.

  • Clean roof and gutters.

  • Trim branches.

  • Mow dry grasses and weeds.

  • Remove dead limbs, leaves and other litter.

  • Thin tree and bush cover.

  • Dispose of slash and debris left from thinning.

  • Maintain irrigated greenbelt.

  • Roofs and gutters should be kept clear of debris such as pine needles and leaves.

  • Install and test smoke detectors.

  • Practice family fire drill and evacuation plan.

70% of homes lost in wildfires are due to untreated wood shake shingle roofs.

85.9% of fires on State or public lands in Colorado are human caused.

 

 

 

Visit the Colorado Division of Emergency Management website for additional safety tips.

 

 

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    Pueblo, CO  81003
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