Build It And The Fire Will Come

If you build a house in dry pine forest in Colorado which has historically burned about once every 15 years, sooner or later your house will burn down.

Or as Obama would say “you didn’t build that

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3 Responses to Build It And The Fire Will Come

  1. Hell_Is_Like_Newark says:

    Is it possible in those areas to build fire resistant homes? i.e. steel roofs, masonry siding, landscaping that doesn’t burn easily

    • Cars get melted by forest fires.

    • gator69 says:

      It is possible to landscape smarter, and along with fire resistant materials survive these fires.

      “Two factors have emerged as the primary determinants of a home’s ability to survive wildfires: choosing fire-resistant roofing material and creating a wildfire defensible zone. First, it is important to choose a fire-resistant roofing material that is rated class C or higher when building a house in, or near, forests or grasslands. Avoid flammable materials such as wood or shake shingles.”

      http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/wf-protection.html

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