WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION STEPS CAN MAKE YOUR HOME SAFER DURING A WILDFIRE
Keep a defensible space around your home by choosing fire-resistant building materials and limit the amount of flammable vegetation in the three home ignition zones. The zones include: the Immediate Zone (0 to 5 feet around the house), the Intermediate Zone (5 to 30 feet), and the Extended Zone (30 to 100 feet). A defensible space of at least 30 feet is generally adequate to protect a structure.
To reduce ember ignitions and fire spread, trim branches that overhang the home, porch, and deck and prune branches of large trees up to 6 to 10 feet (depending on their height) from the ground. Remove plants containing resins, oils, and waxes. Use stone instead of flammable mulches in the Immediate Zone. Keep your landscape in good condition.
For more information on how to prepare your home for wildfires, please see the following documents: