Firewise of Southwest Colorado will hold its “Don’t Get Burnt, Get Firewise” event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building. This community event will feature a look back at the historic Missionary Ridge Fire with 10th anniversary presentations by Durango Fire & Rescue Authority and La Plata County representatives.
Wildfire mitigation, insurance and landscaping specialists will be on hand with information to help homeowners prepare for future fire events. Other activities will include demonstrations, displays, fire engines, children’s activities and an appearance by Smokey Bear.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a fundraiser barbecue prepared by local firefighters and a silent auction to support wildfire education in La Plata County. Lunch is $5; kids younger than 16 will eat free.
For more information about this event and other fire news, visit www.southwwestcoloradofires.org.