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Create a Defensible Space Around Your House
Stack firewood away from the home.
Prune branches to 10 feet above the ground.
Clean roofs and gutters.
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 an irrigated greenbelt.
Install and test smoke detectors.
Practice family fire drills 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.
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