Defensible space is the base around your home that will give
firefighters a fighting chance against fire. It means clearing all dry
grass, brush and dead leaves at least 100 feet from your home, and at
least 150 feet if you're on a hill.
The key here is "at least." Your local fire department may ask for
greater clearance. Contact them for requirements in your area.
Defensible space and a fire safe landscape don't mean a ring of
bare dirt around your home. When establishing your landscape, keep
trees furthest from your house, shrubs can be closer, and bedding
plants and lawns are nearest the house.
Your home may be the biggest investment you ever make. Protect that
investment by following the steps in this brochure to create a fire