Study: Colo. Homeowners, Firefighters Differ On Views Of Wildfire Risk

Are You Prepared for Wildfires?

People with homes in Colorado's wildfire zones know that fires are a danger, but underestimate risk to their property when compared to firefighting professionals. That's a conclusion of a recent survey of homeowners in southwest Colorado conducted by the University of Colorado.

Researcher James Meldrum says that matters for a state with a growing risk of wildfires. He says the data show Colorado homeowners need fewer general warnings on wildfire danger and more specific ideas on what they can do about it.

People don't realize how much they can do to protect their property: