Now is the time to work on your home’s defensible space.
Please clear all combustible vegetation at least 30 feet from around your house. Install a fire safe roof, and clean the pine needles from the roof and eaves. Trim tree limbs back 10 feet from your chimney and remove any branches hanging over the house.
Stack woodpiles at least 30 feet from buildings and remove any vegetation and combustible material from beneath your deck.
If you have any questions concerning defensible space, call us at (530) 542.6160.
— Sallie Ross-Filgo, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department