Defensible space critical, CAL FIRE officials stress

This CAL FIRE graphic depicts how defensible space is determined. Officials are urging people to make sure they have defensible space, especially given the ongoing drought conditions.We all know it’s coming.
“It’s not a matter of if, but when.”
Those were the words of Natasha Fouts, a defensible space inspector for the Madera-Mariposa Merced Unit of CAL FIRE.
Of course, Fouts is talking about fire season — the time of year people in California dread because of how fires have increased over the p...

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