Around Your Home and Property
Landscaping can serve as a fuel break by limiting flammable vegetation and materials surrounding the home where an ember could land and start a fire. Consider the entire “home ignition zone,” which extends up to 200 feet from the home. Your property does not have to be bare of vegetation to be protected.
Zone 1 – Up to 30 feet from the home.
This area should be well-irrigated and free from fuels that may ignite your home, such as dry vegetation, clutter and debris.
Zone 2 – Between 30 and 100 feet from the home.
Plants in this zone should be low-growing, well irrigated and less flammable.
Zone 3 – Between 100 and 200 feet from the home.
This area should be thinned out as well, though less space is required than in Zone 2.