Fuels Reduction Program

The following links and wild fire related topics are for the public information. Burn Permits must be requested through Larimer County.

20130824-IMG_0042The report  Is Wildfire Really a Problem in Larimer County?  A recent study ranked Larimer County as the most hazardous County in Colorado for wildfire hazards. An earlier report ranked Larimer County second. Both studies indicate the potential of wildfire to burn structures and threaten lives in the County is high and will only continue to grow as more and more people move to the mountains.

Now is time to evaluate the defensible space around your house to be sure that your house is safer from the possible destruction that can be caused by wildfire. Wildfire mitigation can often involve easy-to-do yard maintenance such as mowing tall grass, raking pine needles or moving your woodpile. Other times it can include limbing low-hanging branches or thinning trees, or removing highly-flammable vegetation.

We can send out wildfire mitigation team that does site surveys at your home and consult with you about what you can do to improve your house’s defensible space. The service we offer is at no cost to you.

Encourage your neighbors to take advantage of a  free  defensible space survey as well to protect your land all the more. For more information about wildfire mitigation, defensible space, pine beetles, or the Estes Valley Fuels Reductions Survey call the fire station at (303) 823-5086  and  leave a message or use the CONTACT form.