Deadwood directed to develop wildfire disaster plan

The Grizzly Gulch Fire of 2002 threatened many structures in Deadwood and left charred hillsides in its wake that are finally beginning to green up. Deadwood recently was presented with a Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) document to better prepare the city for wildfire. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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DEADWOOD — When the next wildfire nears Deadwood, city officials are apt to be more prepared, thanks to the recent completion of a Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) document.

A grant program that helps communities prepare for wildfire by identifying what’s at risk in the “wildland-urban-interface” and addressing those risks through improved land use planning strategies, recommendations were made to Deadwood city officials in a document presented to the commission May 21.

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