Create a "defensible space" by removing all dry grass, brush, and dead leaves at least 30 feet from your home. Replace native plants with ornamental landscaping plants that are fire resistive.
Space trees and shrubs at least 10 feet apart. Reduce the number of trees in heavily wooded areas.
For trees smaller than 18 feet, prune lower branches within six feet of the ground to keep ground fires from spreading into tree tops.
Stack firewood and scrap woodpiles at least 30 feet from any structure and clear away flammable vegetation that is within 10 feet of these woodpiles.
Locate LPG tanks (butane and propane) at least 30 feet from any structure and surround them with 10 feet of clearance.
Defensible space must be regularly maintained to be effective.