Create Defensible Space Around Your Home

100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law

100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law


In January 2005 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 chance of your house surviving a wildfire.  This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a fire.

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CalFire Ready for Wildfire App


Are you prepared for Wildfire? Download CalFire's Ready For Wildfire app and find out! Also, enter to win money to help improve your home and protect it from the dangers of fire.

Visit the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website to learn more