Be better prepared for urban wildfires with these eight tips

 

January 12, 2022

Reproduced from NFPA's website, www.nfpa.org/publiceducation © NFPA

The "Home Ignition Zone" shows where the risk of fire due to radiant heat is highest.

In the wake of the Marshall Fire, many homeowners might be wondering how to be better prepared in case of future urban wildfires.

Urban wildfires like the Marshall Fire, while relatively rare in Colorado when compared to the incidence of forest fires in the state, can be incredibly destructive and fast-moving, as the events of Dec. 30 proved. This type of fire is not entirely unprecedented as b...



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