Home‎ > ‎

100 Foot Defensible Space

Defensible Space
refers to the area between a house and a possible oncoming wildfire, where the vegetation has been modified to reduce the wildfire threat and to provide an opportunity for firefighters to effectively defend a home. 

Sometimes, a defensible space is simply a homeowner's properly maintained back yard.

From "Living with Fire" in Santa Cruz County: A Guide for Homeowners 2009

See CalFire Defensible Space Flyer attachment below for more info.
mark haynie,
Sep 16, 2015, 12:27 PM