In January 2005 a new state law became effective that extended the defensible space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to a minimum of 100 feet. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire.
Check out the California Department of Forestry Website for more information.
Fire is a fact of life in our community. The climate and scenery that make this such a desirable place to live, also makes it desirable for fire. It's really a matter of when, not if a fire will occur. The individual impact of these fires will vary greatly depending on your family's preparedness. By taking these simple and common sense steps, you may be able to avoid a catastrophic loss to your home and property or your neighbor’s:
In the event of a major incident in our district, it is very likely that many more homes will be threatened than fire engines are available. Please initiate the above steps to make your house defensible. Help us help you!