CANYON CITY — Representatives from the Office of the State Fire Marshal spoke to residents at the Canyon City Community Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. about the development of defensible space code.

Defensible space, according to the state fire marshal’s website, is the space between a home or business and potentially combustible grass, trees, shrubs or wildland area surrounding the property. Under Senate Bill 762, the state’s fire marshal must adopt a statewide minimum defensible space code by the end of the year. The effective date of those regulations will be announced sometime in 2023.



Steven Mitchell, a reporter with the Blue Mountain Eagle since 2020, covers sports, county government and issues facing natural resources and ag in Grant County. Office: 541-575-0710 Cell: 971-263-3444

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