Over 1 Million Colorado Residents Live in High Fire Risk Locations

June 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm  •  Posted in Geography, Real Estate by  •  3 Comments

This year’s explosive wildfire activity in Colorado is a reminder that during the housing boom many people built homes in risk-prone areas of the state.  Today over 1 Million Colorado residents live in a “red zone”, i.e., an area that will eventually, inevitably see wildfire activity.  Millions more live in locations with moderate risk.  Here’s a map of fire risk in Colorado.

Here’s a link to the source: http://www.parks.state.co.us/SiteCollectionImages/parks/Programs/LWCF/SCORP/Statewide_fire_risk_final.pdf



  1. Jesse Piburn / June 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm / Reply

    I just finished classifying past and present forest cover in Jackson County, the somewhat u shaped county on the northern border. At this rate my classification for next year will be a lot easier. I hope no one gets hurt

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