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Wildfire mitigation efforts not only can save a business owner’s property, they can lower their insurance costs. “[Mitigation efforts] can absolutely help lower insurance premiums,” said Bobbie Baca, director of consumer affairs property and casualty for the Colorado Division of Insurance. Each insurance company has its own wildfire mitigation perimeters, which should be outlined for customers […]

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To many in the Pikes Peak region, images of the Mile Marker 117 wildfire brought back uncomfortable memories of the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire and the 2013 Black Forest fire. Driven by winds gusting up to 60 mph, the 117 fire spread rapidly through dry grass and brush, consuming more than 41,000 acres and 23 […]

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Some businesses weren’t as lucky as others in the destructive June blaze, but those that can revive quickly are trying their best to recover w…

Colorado’s homes are at a high risk for wildfire damage — more than any other Western state, according to Texas-based startup LawnStarter. The company’s analysis found that 50,009 homes are at high risk for damage in a wildfire, while another 49,667 are at risk of very high damage — totaling more than 5 percent of […]

The city of Colorado Springs will host a wildfire preparation meeting Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Berger Hall on the UCCS campus. Members from Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management will discuss emergency preparedness, evacuation planning and wildfire mitigation. Specific topics include: – overall preparedness; – evacuations; […]

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Real estate trend tracker CoreLogic released data today indicating that nearly 900,000 single-family houses in the U.S. are at “high” or “very high” risk for wildfire damage, including 14,282 homes in Colorado Springs. The total homes, spread across 13 states, are estimated at $237 billion in reconstruction value, while the homes at risk in Colorado Springs […]