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