Task force reveals recommendations to reduce risk of losing homes in wildfire-prone areas

TheDenverChannel.com (9/30/13) DENVER - About one million homeowners in Colorado could be asked to pay an additional fee for living in a high wildfire-risk area. The Wildfire Insurance and Forest Health Task Force presented its recommendations to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Monday afternoon. The task force was created to identify ways to reduce the risk of loss in wildland-urban interface areas. The Colorado State Forest Service defines a wildland-urban interface area as an area where man-made improvements are built close to natural terrain and flammable vegetation and a high potential for wildfires exists.... READ MORE