Will Future Homeowners Have To Deal With Wildfire Risk Ratings?

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Thu September 5, 2013

Will Future Homeowners Have To Deal With Wildfire Risk Ratings?

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As The Denver Post notes, "Protecting homes from wildfires is increasingly costly . Nearly 1 million acres of forest in Colorado contain residential and commercial development. That area is expected to top 2 million acres by 2030." Under a proposal, current and future homes in the wildland-urban interface may face mitigation standards and higher insurance costs.
Source: Denverpost
More than 556,000 homes built in forest burn zones in Colorado could be rated for wildfire risk and the information made available to insurers under plans considered Wednesday by a state task force.