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Homes Nationwide at Big Risk of Wildfire

According to a recent analysis performed by Verisk Analytics, more than 4.5 million homes nationwide are at extreme risk for wildfires in the U.S. The analysis comes near the close of the 2013 fire season; the most destructive wildfire season in Colorado history marked by one of the largest burns on record in California, which […]

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Yosemite National Park Fire Rages On

Showing no signs of letting up, the massive Rim Fire blazing across Yosemite National Park, is now threatening a reservoir that supplies the majority of San Francisco’s water. The wildfire has so far claimed more than 193,000 acres – an area similar in size to New York City. excerpt, August 27, 2013 – “In […]

This Just In: Fire Fee Creates Controversy

No doubt that 2012 has been one of the most devastating years on record for wildfires in the U.S. But, having said that, a new fire protection fee has ignited anger amongst 800,000 California residents who own property in wildfire country. The fee, which could run as much as $150 for a single occupied dwelling, […]

A Wildfire “Perfect Storm” Parallel

  During an interview this past June with America’s Radio News Network, Jeffrey Berino, wildfire investigator expert, referenced the words “perfect storm” when describing the atmospheric conditions at the outset of the numerous wildfires raging through Colorado right now. Unfortunately, it seems these conditions are not exclusive to the Colorado landscape. According to Edward Ortiz […]

Mandatory Wildfire Mitigation for Colorado…is it Necessary?

Wildfire season is upon us! Depending on your location, the concept of wildfire may be the furthest thing from your mind for the summer. Unfortunately, Colorado has hit a high-risk status due to drought, early snow melt, and numerous other factors, which had been brought up at the DRCOG (Denver Regional Council of Governments) Wildfire […]