Prevent Outages & Fires, Keep Trees Away from Wires
The fire season in 2020 was the most active in Colorado history. For more than 100 days, fires burned across Colorado, including the state’s three largest and most destructive wildfires on record. The Cameron Peak, East Troublesome, and Pine Gulch fires burned more than 500,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of structures.
The increased risk of fires is a growing concern —especially in United Power’s mountain territory that covers portions of Gilpin, Boulder and Jefferson counties, and includes heavily forested parts of Golden Gate Canyon State Park and parts of both the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. As your cooperative, United Power takes the growing threat of wildfires seriously. Our goal is the safety of our members and the protection of the communities they live in.
One of the leading fire risks is vegetation. To protect your power and your community, United Power is concentrating significant resources on clearing vegetation from power lines—especially in the portions of our mountain territory that are heavily forested.