Defensible Space

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Defensible Space Requirements

100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law!

In January 2005 a new California 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.

Why 100' of Defensible Space? - flyer and brochure information
Homeowner's Checklist

Current State of California / CAL FIRE managed incidents - content provided by CAL FIRE

National Wildland Fire Incidents - content provided by the National Interagency Fire Center