You may have asked will the rain ever end? The answer is yes! When? We don’t know… However, when it does forest fires can still easily start. North Douglas County Fire & EMS, Douglas Forest Protective Association as well as other neighboring fire districts are asking residents to be cautious this spring while burning, and are asking homeowners to create defensible space around their homes to help reduce the risk of wildfire-related property damage. Creating defensible space is a relatively simple, effective way to reduce a home’s wildfire risk, for little or no cost.