Each year, hundreds of homes and acres of land are destroyed by wildland fires. Using fire-safe landscaping around your home can protect your property from such devastating fires. The Chino Valley Fire District encourages you to take precautions in landscaping your property to minimize possible fire damage.
Fire Safety Minimum Requirements Outside the Home
Clear all flammable vegetation adjacent to your home.
Maintain a minimum of 30 feet of brush clearance around any building or structure. Extra hazardous conditions may require up to 200 feet of clearance.
Remove accumulation of hazardous refuse.
Stack woodpiles at least 20 feet from buildings, combustible materials, and a minimum of 15 feet from tree limbs.
Remove all needles, leaves, and other dead vegetative growth from roofs, eaves, and rain gutters.
Clear deadwood from trees or other vegetation adjacent to or overhanging a building.
Maintain 10 feet of clearance between roof surfaces and any trees.
Maintain trees so that no leafy foliage, twigs, or branches are within six feet of the ground.
Chimney and flue openings must be covered with one-half inch wire mesh spark arrester, visible from the ground.
Remove tree limbs extending within 10 feet of chimney openings.
Keep All Roadways Clear & Unobstructed
Roadways shall have a minimum unobstructed vertical clearance of 13 feet 6 inches.
Remove and clear all flammable vegetation or other combustible growth within 10 feet of each side of the roadway.
Post the street address using four inch minimum numbers on contrasting background to ensure visibility from the street.
Vacant properties less than five acres are required to be mowed or cleared completely while parcels larger than five acres require a minimum 100 feet perimeter break with additional 100 feet breaks dividing the property.