Loveland Bike Trail
 

Wildfire Hazard Ratings

Each subdivision was rated on the following criteria, with points awarded accordingly. The higher the number, the more sever the danger.

Subdivision Design
Ingress/Egress:  
   -two or more primary roads 1
   -one road 3
   -one way in/out 5
Primary Road Width:  
   -20' or more 1
   -20' or less 3
Accessibility:  
   -road grade 5% or less 1
   -road grade 5% or more 3
   -other 5
Secondary Road Terminus:  
   -loop roads or turn-arounds 45' or more 1
   -turn-arounds 45' or less 2
   -deadend roads less than 200' 3
   -deadend roads over 200' 5
Average Lot Size:  
   -more than 10 acres 1
   -between 1 and 10 acres 3
   -less than 1 acre 5
Street Signs:  
   -present 1
   -not present 5

Vegetation
Fuel Type:  
   -grass 1
   -litter beneath timber 3
   -brush 5
   -logging slash 10
Defensible Spaces Completed:  
   -more than 70% of homes 1
   -between 30% and 70% of homes 5
   -less than 30% of homes 10

Topography
Slope:  
   -0 to 10% 1
   -11% to 30% 5
   -greater than 30% 10

Fire Protection
Response Time:  
   -within 15 minutes 1
   -16 to 30 minutes 5
   -greater than 31 minutes 10
Water Source (Within Subdivision)  
   -500 gpm hydrants, less than 1000' spacing 1
   -draft location, dip site 5
   -none of above 10
Water Source (Off Site)  
   -20 minute round trip 1
   -21 to 45 minute round trip 5
   -45 minute or more round trip 10

Structure Hazard
Materials (Predominant)  
   -roof and siding, no-wood 1
   -wood siding, non-wood roof 5
   -wood roof 10
Utilities (Gas and Electric)  
   -all underground 1
   -one above, one below ground 3
   -all above ground 10

Hazard Rating Scale:

low - 0-36
moderate - 37-50
high - 51-64
severe - 65-78
extreme - 78+
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