Firewise Information


Many homes in the Steamboat Springs-Routt County area are built nestled beneath timber, grass and brush. This can be detrimental to your home; a home like this can be destroyed by wildfire before the fire department arrives.

Annually, there are several interface fires in Routt County - fortunately no structures or lives have been lost.

Use this checklist (PDF) to help make your home firewise or contact the fire station or the Colorado State Forest Service for more information.

Learn more about the urban-interface and the use of defensible space: