Defensible Space

Preparing Your Home For A Wildland Fire

Defensible Space Requirements
100 Feet of Defensible Space is the Law!
In January 2005 a new California 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 wildland fire.