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Defensible Space

The term defensible space refers to the area around a structure where the vegetation has been managed, which allows firefighters to safely work to reduce the impacts from wildfire. Protecting a home from wildfire requires continual defensible space actions in three zones around the property.



The Lean, Clean and Green Zone
5–30 feet


The Reduced Fuel Zone
30–100 feet +

The above image and text are from the Living with Fire Website. Click on their logo to learn more:

Here are some great resources for Wildfire Preparedness:

Local examples of mitigation work that have been done in our area:

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