Wildfire Evacuation

SOURCE: USAF FEMA

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Fire-Resistant Landscaping

SOURCE: The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Be Prepared for a wildfire

Creating Wildfire-Defensible Spaces for Your Home and Property

SOURCE: The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Wildland Fire Hazard Check Sheet

FIRE WISE Plant Materials for 3,000 ft. and Higher Elevations

SOURCE: The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

Defensible Space

From 5 feet to 30 feet from the house – or to the property line, whichever is less:

 

  • Clear vegetation 10 feet from stationary propane tanks.

  • Keep lawns and native grasses mowed to a height of four inches or less.

  • Remove ladder fuels (vegetation under trees). Prune trees up to six feet from the ground. For trees shorter than 18 feet tall, trim above the ground to 1/3 of the overall tree height.

  • Space trees to have approximately 10 feet between crowns or approximately 40 trees per ½ acre.

  • Tree placement planned so the mature canopy is at least 10 feet from the edge of the structure.

  • Tree and shrubs in this zone should be limited to clusters breaking up the continuity of the vegetation across the landscape.

 

*SOURCE: https://www.paysonaz.gov/E-Gov/Fire-Department/Wildland-Fire-Hazard-Check-List.pdf

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