Colorado task force recommends fees for homes in fire-prone areas

A series of devastating wildfire seasons in Colorado has prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper's 18-member task force to recommend more financial responsibility for homeowners living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

October 09, 2013

A series of devastating wildfire seasons in Colorado has prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper's 18-member task force to recommend more financial responsibility for homeowners living in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). The task force recommended that homeowners be given a wildfire risk rating and charged a fee "to share the burden of the costs associated with living in the WUI." The fees would help to offset the costs of wildfire mitigation audits, which would be required for homes that are at an especially high risk for wildfires.

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