Sean Collins spoke about reverse 911 and the need to clear the first 100 feet next to your house.
By Patric Hedlund
Firefighters, including Interim Kern County Fire Chief Brian S. Marshall, worked with Mountain Community homeowners Friday, Feb. 24, coaching Pine Mountain residents about the June 15 deadline for property clearing. They explained that the deadline for removing flammable hazards and “ladder fuels” within the first 100 feet from the home will be rigorously enforced this year. The first 30 feet next to the home should be cleared of slash, pebbles and other substrate that may harbor cinders that blow in the winds created by a large wildfire, Firefighter Scott Paine said. All potential fuel close to the house must be removed or citations of $250 to $1,700 may be issued. “We don’t want your money, we just want you to be safe,” said Information Officer Sean Collins.
This is part of the March 02, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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