With the recent scorching hot weather, combined with how dry the air is, wildfires are popping up across Colorado. Are there ways to protect your home from future blazes?

The answer is an emphatic YES.

While you may never be able to fully protect your home from nature's wrath, every step or precaution you can take could give your home even more time to fight the flames.

I had the chance to look at the Inhabitat website and they listed the six things that you can do to make sure your life isn't turned upside down by the fires that sometimes can take out entire neighborhoods.

Could some of these precautions cost extra money? Very much so.

Do some of them seem very obvious? Of course they do.

However, some of us don't think of these things until it is too late. Which is why it is always good to have this handy.

Every minute that your house is protected could be more time that your house is left alone, and quite possibly be left standing.