Improved Parcel Inspections

CAL FIRE guidelines must be followed by all owners of improved properties in Blue Lake Springs. There are separate lot clearing requirements for Defensible Space and for Reduced Fuel Zone.

Defensible Space: 0 – 30 feet from any structure
Reduced Fuel Zone: 30 – 100 feet from any structure

To view details of these requirements, click on the specific links below.

Volunteers will make their first inspections at the end of May. They will use the FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION LEGAL NOTICE to note violations. A copy of this notice will be mailed to all homeowners where violations occur. The homeowner will have 30 days to remedy the violations, at which time a second inspection will be made by the volunteers. Properties that are still in violation will be noted and referred to CAL FIRE to determine if they should pursue a legal citation.

Defensible Space For Homeowners

The links below will take you to the homeowner training slideshows provided by Nancy Longmore, Fire Prevention Specialist, at CAL FIRE. The slideshows will give you vital information on the legal requirements and will also give you examples of specific violations.

The files are in adobe pdf format and will open in your pdf viewer or your web browser.

Part 1Background And Laws
Part 2Terms And Reality Checks
Part 3 – What To Look For Around Your Home

Dead or Dying Vegetation:
Sections A to C
Sections D to F

Live Vegetation: Sections G to J

Other: Sections K to O


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