Embracing the reality of wildfire, mitigating the risk

SEELEY LAKE – Around a dozen property owners participated in this year's Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 4. Local fire agency experts assessed properties for defensible space and structures for wildfire risk. They offered landowners suggestions on how they could improve the structures' chances of surviving the flaming front and ember shower produced by a wildfire. Volunteers with the Clearwater Resource Council also provided information regarding fuel mitigation grant opportunities through the Seeley-Swan Fuel Mitigations Task Force.

Jack Piippo has been mitigating fuels on his proper...


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