By Patric Hedlund, TME
Clyde Greer of Lake of the Woods (LOW) is an elder in a local church. He likes to follow the rules. But sometimes the rules cannot be followed, he said on Memorial Day weekend.
The Kern County Fire Department’s threat to fine homeowners $500 or $1,000 if they cannot get their wood piles 30 feet from the house and 10 feet from the property line poses a special problem for LOW residents.
Greer’s wood pile was only five feet from…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
The Snover Brigade reports for duty to Greer’s home, but would it be enough?
Left: Greer used a tape to measure how far he could get the wood pile from the house. It was 20 feet.
Right: The KCFD diagram shows a 100’ clearance, with wood 30’ away from structures.
Greer has a small shed that he may have to empty to use for his firewood he said, but he hopes covering the wood with a tarp will be acceptable, as he had it below.
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