Colorado Association of REALTORS | Durango Wildfire Program & VBR REALFire Program
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Durango Wildfire Program & VBR REALFire Program

A wildfire burns in a fir and aspen forest.
Jun 26 2018

Durango Wildfire Program & VBR REALFire Program

Durango Wildfire Assistance


Those affected by the 416 Fire near Durango are in need of monetary donations, food and household items, and animal-related donations. The Durango Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) is working in partnership with area relief organizations, and recently collected nearly 325 lbs of food for the Durango Food Bank as well as monetary donations to assist evacuees.


As of June 19, the is 35 percent contained and has charred 34,161 acres. Your support is appreciated during this time.


Click here for ways to assist fire victims in the Durango area.


VBR REALFire Program


REALFire is a voluntary property assessment program being piloted in Eagle County. The REALFire program helps residents identify specific actions they can take on their property to reduce wildfire hazards. The program was inspired by REALTORS® engaging with residents on wildfire safety and education.

REALFire property assessments provide residents with many benefits:

  • An in-depth, on-site assessment conducted by experienced fire professionals;
  • An opportunity for property owners to identify mitigation actions unique to their property;
  • A detailed follow up report with customized mitigation actions designed to measurably reduce the wildfire risk to their property;
  • An opportunity to earn a REALFire certificate acknowledging their mitigation achievements. This type of recognition can be used to enhance real estate transactions, and can be shared with local insurance providers.


For more information on the program, resources, and contact information, please visit the REALFire website by clicking here.



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