Are You Prepared for the Next Wildfire?

In San Diego County, wildfires, both naturally occurring and human caused, are a major hazard to our communities. San Diego County residents are urged to take steps now to assess their wildfire risk, safeguard their homes and prepare for the next firestorm. You not only increase the value and safety of your property, you increase the safety of your family.Protect your home by creating and maintaining a defensible space around your home. In fire-prone San Diego County, a 100-foot radius zone of defensible space is required around buildings. If your property parcel is smaller than 100 feet, then you should maintain the entire parcel. The 100-foot zone serves not only to reduce the fire risk to your home, but it also reduces the risk to firefighting personnel who might be sent to your home or business in the event of a wildfire.