Fire Preparations

Posted on November 2, 2016 by Krysta Cossitt

Fire Preparations

A fire off Highway 85 and Chatridge Court forced over 800 residents to evacuate their homes, Friday, October 28, 2016. According to South Metro Fire, the fire was caused by malfunctioning equipment on a power pole. The fire scorched 205 acres before it was fully contained. Luckily no damage was caused to structures in the area but certainly a scary moment for many.

With the fire danger level still high in Roxborough State Park, Roxborough residents still need to take precautions to help eliminate the threat of wildfires to their homes. www.firemitigation.org has a great video that covers tips on how to prepare the space around your home to reduce natural fuels that can cause wildfires to spread.

Roxborough residents should also revisit their wildfire action plan or implement one if it doesn’t yet exist. An action plan is important for all members of the family to be familiar with. Below is a checklist from www.ready.gov to help you prepare an action plan.

> Know your wildfire risk: just before entering Roxborough State Park, residents can see what level of fire danger is applicable to the area.

> Make a wildfire emergency plan.

> Build or restock an emergency preparedness kit (flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, etc.)

> Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans: contact your HOA for evacuation routes

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About Krysta

Krysta Cossitt, owner of Cossitt Concierge, has been a resident of Roxborough for three years. She lives in the park with her husband, Travis, and dog, Ruby. Cossitt Concierge offers individuals and families an affordable way to offload a range of tasks in order to manage an active lifestyle including event coordinating, organizational tasks and you guessed it - blogging.

 

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