ARTICLE / LINK. Do you have 100 feet of DEFENSIBLE SPACE around your home?
Here is the problem:
#2 Kings Mountain Roadside, 467 acres, 271,096 ~ 2nd largest affected population
#16 El Granada Quarry Park Fuel Break, 250 acres, 100, 433 ~ 6th large affected population
In January 2005 a new state law became effective that extended the defensible space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 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.
Learn How You Can Create Defensible Space Around Your Home
- Why 100 Feet Flyer* (1.92MB PDF)
- Why 100 Feet Brochure* (1.04MB PDF)
- Homeowners Checklist* (190KB PDF)
*Notice: It is important to check with your local fire jurisdiction to determine the law in your area.