Residents of Chaffee County are invited to Wildfire Preparedness Seminars, put on by Colorado State Forest Sevice, Salida District. The meetings are expected to focus on topics including this year’s wildland fire forecasts, homeowner mitigation tips, and evacuation plans during an incident. Tonight’s meeting is at the Salida Steam Plant Annex. Tomorrow’s meeting takes place at the American Legion Hall in Buena Vista. Both start at 6:15. Scheduled speakers include fire mitigation experts, captains from local fire protection districts, and emergency managers.

 

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