Fire Safety: Fuel Modification

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.

Reduce combustible vegetation around your home and create a defensible space.

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