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     100 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 :

Why 100 feet flyer. (1.9MB PDF)

Why 100 feet brochure (1.04 MB  PDF)

Homeowner checklist (190KB  PDF)

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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.

Brush 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.

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