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This year’s drought along with high temperatures, low humidity and daily wind has created a heightened fire threat in Colorado. However, there are things that homeowners can do to mitigate wildfire danger on their property. The two primary factors that determine a home’s ability to survive a wildfire are the roofing material and the quality of the defensible space surrounding the home. Defensible space is defined as an area around the home where vegetation has been cleared or thinned to slow the spread of fire. Earth-Wise can provide an assessment of your property, making recommendations for creating defensible space, and implement those recommendations. Your local fire protection district can also aid in the initial assessment.