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Create Defensible Space Around Your Home
100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law100 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.

Learn How You Can Create Defensible Space Around Your Home

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


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