Don’t let your home fall victim to a wild land fire. Be sure to maintain your property and landscaping in a fire-wise condition by removing weeds and grasses that will dry out and become fuel. You should also remove dead and piled up vegetation and dispose of it properly. If you store firewood, you should stack it away from structures, fences or anything else that may be combustible.
Our Town Code requires that residents create at least a 30-foot safety zone or firebreak around your home. This can be accomplished by limiting the use of flammable plants in landscape design. Choose fire resistant varieties instead. You should remove tree limbs next to structures, under eaves, overhangs, decks, etc., as well as removing dead or dying limbs and vegetation. The plants in your yard need to be watered regularly to keep them healthy and green.