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Defensible Space

May contain: neighborhood and green
  • No combustible material within 5' of home.
  • "Lean, Clean, & Green" Zone: It is important to regularly thin and prune vegetation within the first 50' of your home.
  • Reduced Fuel Zone: Create spacing between vegetation to slow potential spread.

For Both Zones:

Stack firewood at least 30 feet away from all structures and fences.

Keep 10 feet of clearance around propane or butane tanks.

Trim off any dead tree limbs.

Remove debris and pine needles from under trees and inside of rain gutters.

Stagger plants, shrubs, and trees in order to reduce the chance of fire spreading.

Clear your property of any unnecessary fuel like garbage, trimmings, and other flammable waste.

Ensure your address is visibly posted at the end of your driveway so that we can easily find you in the event of an emergency.


If you would like to report hazardous weeds or brush, or to schedule a fire inspection, please contact our Fire Prevention Bureau at: (760) 723-2010. You can also submit a report online at: