Creating a Fire Break to Save Your Home
Flammable wildland vegetation too close to your home will make it almost impossible for firefighters to save your home in the event of a brush fire.
How to Create a Fire Break
In most areas, a safety zone should be cleared away from your home for a distance of not less than 30 feet. As the slope of your lot increases, additional clearance as far out as 100 feet may be necessary.
Other Considerations When Creating a Fire Break
Clearance also depends on vegetative conditions that provide ladder fuels that enable fire to climb into trees. Trees and shrubs are fine, as long as dead or low hanging branches are removed.