Feet of Defensible space is the LAW
In January 2004 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 chances of homes and structures surviving a
wildland fire. The defensible space also provides for firefighter safety
when protecting homes during a wildland fire.
100 foot clearance does not mean elimination of ALL vegetation within
100 feet. Learn how to create and maintain the defensible space :
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The firefighters of Placer Hills Fire
Protection District will be available on a time available basis to
inspect property and make recommendations. Please call 530-878-0405 for
appointments or additional information.
Clearance for Seniors and the Disabled
The Placer County Fire Protection
District can help with brush clearance for those that are physically
unable to do so. For information and to schedule appointments, call
530878-0405 during normal business hours.