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Effective January 1, 2005, if you live in a suburban and wilderness area in Oregon or California you need to know about changes in the following laws. Governors signed into law on September 23, 2004, Senate Bill 1369. This bill amended both Public Resources Code (PRC) 4291 and Government Code (GC) 51182 in the following manner:
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- Increases the minimum clearance (defensible space) requirement from 30' to 100'.
- Defensible Space is Your Responsibility up to 100'.
- Provides for state law, or local ordinance, rule or regulation to specify requirements of greater than 100'.
- Allows insurance companies to require home/building owners to maintain firebreaks greater than 100'.
Our latest threat: The "California Inferno" October 2007.
Fires have burned more than 438,000 acres across Oregon since 2003.(Marion, Linn, Malhuer, Deschutes, Lane County) Top priorities for fire officials were the 150,000-acre Florence fire, the 17,000-acre Timbered Rock fire, the 38,000-acre Sour Biscuit Fire, and the 26,850-acre Tiller Complex. As history has taught us Marin-Sonoma County also has the potential for a major wild land fire. In 1929, Mill Valley suffered a devastating fire that destroyed 119 homes. Today, that figure would be approximately 800-1000 homes within the footprint of the 1929 fire. The factors that add up to disaster for an urban-interface fire are all present within Marin and Sonoma. Steep slopes, heavy vegetation, narrow roads only lack hot-dry weather and an ignition source for another Oakland Hills Fire
The three fuel management approaches:
||Residential fuel treatments that are used to create defensible space around structures and neighborhoods.
||Fuel breaks are corridors along roads or ridges where vegetation is controlled. Fuel breaks reduce fire intensity and rate of spread allowing fires to be controlled.
||Fuel reduction zones are broad, non-linear areas where natural fuels are reduced.