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City Fire Department offers chipping service in Midland/Bott neighborhood week of July 30

July 16, 2018
       Once they're registered, residents of the Midland/Bott Park neighborhood can set out brush and tree branches and have them chipped by
A Colorado Springs Fire Department crew chips branches in the Coronado High parking lot in 2011. It was part of Dump & Donate Day, a once-annual volunteer event offered by a local insurance company.
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Colorado Springs Fire Department crews during the week of July 30.
       The department offers the free service as part of fire mitigation efforts in the western part of the city near the mountains between the Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, which is known as the wildland urban interface (WUI).
       In some cases, neighborhood organizations coordinate chipping efforts with City Fire officials; otherwise, individual homeowners must register on their own. The CSFD wildfire mitigation program phone number is 385-7342.
       The Midland neighborhood, named after the railroad that was once headquartered at present-day Highway 24 and 21st Street, covers the area southwest of the roundhouse there - west to the city limits and south to about Busch Avenue. Some people also know this as the “Bott Park” area.
       Two other Westside WUI neighborhoods are scheduled for chipping weeks later this year. These are Friendship/Crescent and Kissing Camels, both the week of Oct. 1.
       Already chipped this year on the Westside were the Cedar Heights, Mesa, Pleasant Valley and Panorama neighborhoods, the Fire Department website shows.

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