Brush Hazards

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Home Protection 

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has developed the following guides to help you create a defensible space around your home and create action plans in case of wildfire:
- "Ready! Set! Go!" A personal step-by-step wildfire action plan. 
- Guide to Defensible Space Ornamental Vegetation Maintenance
- How to Safeguard (Harden) Your Home

Brush Clearance for Wildland Fire Safety

  • Clear brush and weeds at least 35 feet from around your structures. Click here to view a YouTube video on brush clearance: 
  • Keep branches around your home free of dead or dying wood and moss.
  • Use fire-resistant materials for building or retrofitting structures.
  • Store combustible/flammable materials in approved containers and keep them a safe distance from your home.
  • Be prepared to evacuate, See the evacuation section for detailed evacuation preparedness procedures.

 

Click here to view City of Walnut Fire Department information