VIDEO: Wildfire Preparedness Meeting

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Springs means wildfire season is just around the corner in southern Colorado and city leaders says it wants to make sure residents are ready.

The past two summers have brought devastating wildfires to southern Colorado, and Fire Chief Chris Riley says it could happen again.

“Our community has witnessed two extraordinary fires in the last two years,” said Fire Chief Chris Riley in a news release. “But as devastating as these two fires have been, we still face a very real risk for future wildfires impacting our community. As we enter wildfire season we are stepping up our education efforts to provide residents with the information and resources they need to be safe and act swiftly in the event of another wildfire.”

The City of Colorado Springs will be holding a wildfire awareness and preparedness meeting Thursday, April 24.

The meeting will take place in the auditorium at Cheyenne Mountain High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wildfire Neighborhood Meeting PSA - April 24, 2014 from City of Colorado Springs on Vimeo.

Representatives from the fire department, police department and office of emergency management will discuss a variety of topics including evacuation planning, wildfire mitigation and what people need to know about insurance.

They will also talk about where residents can get information if another wildfire breaks out.

Residents will also have an opportunity to ask questions.