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November 19, 2017
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FAQ - Land Use Planning

What is a fuelbreak?

The Wildland Interface Fire Committee has developed guidelines for fire safety in a wildfire hazard area. A fuelbreak is an area of reduced and/or managed vegetation designed to slow and minimize fire intensity. A 100-foot fuelbreak is required around all new structures in any resource zone (FR, WR, EFU and OSR), and rural residential zones (RR-5, RR-10 and RR-00) that are outside of an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) or Urban Containment Boundary (UCB).

What is a fuelbreak?

The Wildland Interface Fire Committee has developed guidelines for fire safety in a wildfire hazard area. A fuelbreak is an area of reduced and/or managed vegetation designed to slow and minimize fire intensity. A 100-foot fuelbreak is required around all new structures in any resource zone (FR, WR, EFU and OSR), and rural residential zones (RR-5, RR-10 and RR-00) that are outside of an Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) or Urban Containment Boundary (UCB).