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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Unwise to Build in Fire Prone Areas

Recent article in Salt Lake Tribune, Building homes in forested areas is like playing with fire, questions the wisdom of building homes in fire prone areas. Building in fire prone areas is just as bad as building on floodplains. He makes some great points as to why communities, particularly in the west, need to consider urban growth boundaries to reign in sprawl and decrease risk to lives, property, and habitat.