Fire Safety: Fuel Modification
If you live in a rural or unincorporated area, it is likely that that you live in an area that has a natural fire cycle that can place you and your home at risk. These areas have native vegetation that creates a huge fire danger. It is important that every homeowner create a Defensible Space around their home to 1) protect the home and 2) provide a safety zone for firefighters.
Below is a graph that shows a homeowner what they need to do to have a Defensible Space by modifying the fuel around one’s home.