Wildfire Safety Guidelines for Mountain Homeowners
30 foot safety zone (minimum) around the homesite.
weeds, debris, and flammable fuels from within 10 feet of base
trees and brush so that a minimum of 10 feet exists between
the outer edges of tree crowns within safety zones.
tree limbs to a height of 10 feet above the ground within safety
tall grass within safety zone.
density of all trees and brush within additional 100 to 150
feet of home site minimum spacing of 12 feet between trees.
external water supply for firefighting. Keep a garden hose available.
adequate driveway for emergency vehicle access and maneuverability.
all branches overhanging the roof or within 10 feet of the chimney.
debris from roof and gutter.
rakes, shovels, axes and hoes available for use as fire tools.
chimney screen or spark arrestor.
open porches and foundations, areas under overhanging decks,
and roof or attic openings..
firewood uphill away from buildings.
post house or lot number.
non-combustible roofing materials.
information in Creating Defensible Zones