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.

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.
Photo courtesy NFPA Firewise Communities Program