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Home Construction

When building a house in an at-risk fire area, there are important things to consider. The choice of design and materials will affect fire behavior should it happen.


Colorado State Forest Service's Site Design & Building Materials Guide

Click here to view more information about Firewise Construction.


Defensible Space

Valley of Winter Park is, by definition, within an Ember Zone. It is imperative when beginning your design process that you know your home's HIZ (Home Ignition Zone) and how to create your home's Defensible Space zones. Click here to learn more about defensible space and HIZ.



Continued lot maintenance helps mitigate the risk, and is a must for proper prevention.

Click here to view our Lot Maintenance Guidelines.

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