The recent Hamline Fire in Burbank emphasizes the importance of brush clearance. Homeowners' compliance with the Burbank Fire Department's Fire Hazard Reduction Program allowed Firefighters to safely protect lives and property during the incident. Brush clearance played a crucial role in the Hamline Fire containment (pictured below).
Remember to follow these brush clearance guidelines:
- Maintain your property in a fire safe condition throughout the year.
- Vegetation management is a vital defense against wildfire and soil erosion for residences on hillsides.
- “Defensible Space” protects homes from advancing flames and gives Firefighters valuable time to set up protective hose lines.
You can help create a fire-safe community!