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May 15, 2014
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Basalt workshop to focus on wildfires

A wildfire preparedness workshop for Roaring Fork Valley homeowners will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Basalt Fire Department station in El Jebel.

Local and regional fire experts will provide information to homeowners on steps they can take to protect themselves in case of a forest fire. The workshop will cover removing fuels from around a house, home evacuation plans, fuel breaks and suppressing wildfires, and understanding forest ecosystems in relation to wildfires.

The event is being sponsored by the Colorado State Forest Service, Basalt Fire Department, town of Basalt and Eagle County. The fire station is located at 1089 JW Drive.

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The Aspen Times Updated May 15, 2014 08:06PM Published May 15, 2014 01:32PM Copyright 2014 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.