Wildfire addresses the risk of homes in the wildland/urban interface to the wildland fire.
Making your home able to survive an approaching wildfire is the goal of the Hazardous Fuels program.

Utilities Access

Utilities may need to be turned off in the event of an evacuation. Be sure to allow clear access to the utilities and that the shut-off valves are clearly marked.

Propane Tanks

Propane Tanks should be stored at least 30 feet away from the house. If a wildfire spreads to the tank, it may explode. Be sure to remove all flammable material such as grass and shrubs within 15 feet of the LPG tank.


Firewood stacks can provide an easy path for fire to follow into the house. A stack of firewood can sustain fire for long periods of time. Firewood should be stacked at least 30 feet from the house. Try to stack it on the uphill side of the house or on a contour away from the house.


Outbuildings can also provide a heat source for an extended period of time. Be sure that the outbuilding cannot provide a means of ignition to the house. Use ignition-resistant construction materials that are fire-resistive or non-combustible to build outbuildings.