Wildfire Safety: Using Defensible Space to Protect Your Home
By using defensible space, you can build a beautiful, Firewise landscape that will contain wildfire instead of fuel it.
The Fire-Free Five saved this Texas home.
Photo courtesy NFPA Firewise Communities Program
In “Surviving Wildfire,” author Linda Masterson provides information on protecting your home from wildfire.
Cover courtesy Pixyjack Press
A wide, mowed perimeter helped keep the wildfire away from this home.
Photo by LaVonne Ewing
When attempting to protect your home from wildfire, divide your landscape into three separate zones. Zone One (the first 30 feet) applies to all homes in the WUI. Zone Two (30 to 100 feet) applies to homes in moderate- to high-hazard areas. Zone Three (100 to 200 feet) is for high hazard areas.