Fire officials discuss ways to reduce wildfires

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- On Sept. 5 officials with the Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition met up to talk about fire prevention.

They gave tours at Connected Lakes and near 29 Road to talk about next steps.

Over 20 people showed up to the tours, including members of the Grand Junction Fire Department and the BLM.

Officials say one of their main goals is to help educate, and spread awareness about wildfires to the public, to help protect communities and natural resources.

“What our group is trying to do is bring our organization together, and unify our resources. Because we as individual agencies don’t have the economic resources to restore something like this, but our hope is that we can pair our resources, and prevent these things from happening in the future,” says GJFD Ellis Thompson-Ellis.

The first tour showed the damage a wildfire can cause, and the second tour showed a mitigation process to help prevent fires.

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