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Colorado Springs first testing ground for Fire Adapted Communities

Published: March 27, 2013, 5:24 pm, by Ryan Handy

The Waldo Canyon fire provided the first case-study for Fire Adapted Communities, a U.S. Forest Service fire mitigation program, and the findings were released last week in a report.

For Mountain Shadows and Cedar Heights residents, much of the study’s results will sound familiar–many homes were destroyed or damaged by embers, and home-to-home ignition was common in places where homes were packed closely together.

Read the report here.   And check out this video about the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s Mitigation Section.