Living with Wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado: 2015 Data Report

Residents in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) can play an important role in reducing wildfire’s negative effects by performing wildfire risk mitigation on their property. In a 2015 study of residents in Montezuma County, Colorado, WiRē worked with FireWise of Southwest Colorado (now Wildfire Adapted Partnership) to gain insight into the wildfire considerations for people with homes in select communities in the study area. On the topic of insurance, 50% of the residents in this study reported some awareness of how their insurance is affected by wildfire risk (such as paying more for insurance, insurance requiring wildfire risk mitigation). In contrast, 50% of residents reported no known effect. For the full report, visit Living with Wildfire in Montezuma County, Colorado: 2015 Data Report.Montezuma Insurance

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