Create Defensible Space-Fire Clearance

Fire Clearance in Penn Valley, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn and surrounding areas

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Fuel Reduction or fire clearance is when you remove the fuels around your home or business by creating a defensible space. This helps to minimize the threat and impact that a fire poses. If a wildfire approaches your home or commercial property it will be less likely to spread to the structure and makes it easier for firefighters by creating a defensible space. This crucial space allows firefighters to help defend your structures in the case of a fire. A per clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your home or business surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides the needed space for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a forest or wildland fire. Tiny Town Timber Tree Service is versed in the current laws and policies affecting defensible space.


 

IMMEDIATE ZONE 0-5 FEET AROUND YOUR HOME

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-Remove all fuel or reduce it 0-5 feet around your home.

-Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves. All debris and pine needles that could catch embers.

-Remove combustibles. Store firewood and other flammable material atleast 30 feet away from your home.

-Shrubs and trees are not recommended thus close to structures.

-Trim back overhanging branches 10 ft from your roof.

INTERMEDIATE ZONE 5-30 FEET AROUND YOUR HOME

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-Create areas of no vegetation, "islands" to break up continuous fuels.

-Remove ladder fuels.

-Get rid of leaf and needle debris from yard.

-Keep grass under 8 inches

-Keep vegitation well irrigated and free from debris.


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EXTENDED ZONE 30-100 FEET AROUND YOUR HOME

-Create and maintain a minimum of 10 ft between tops of trees.

-Remove Ladder fuels

-Remove dead trees and shrubs.


Call Tiny Town Timber & Tree Service today for estimate on fuel reduction.

All this information and so much more can be found at

Readyforwildfire.org