- Cut grass to no higher than 3 inches
- Limb up trees to 6 feet off the ground.
- Cut bushes, shrubs and trees so they are separated and don’t create a “fire fuel ladder”.
- Maintain vertical clearance over roadways to 15 feet and 3 feet back on each side.
- Maintain roofs and gutters free of dead leaves and pine needles.
For more information:www.readyforwildfire
- EBMUD Firescape Landscaping to Reduce Fire Hazard
- Prohibited Plant List
Message from the Fire Marshal
All District property owners have a shared responsibility to provide a fire safe environment and maintain their property free of exterior fire hazards throughout the fire season. Abundant rainfall has led to excessive growth of plants and grasses this year. The annual growth of grasses can change from beautiful green to a very flammable brown in just a few weeks.
The opportunity to get the work done after the rain has stopped and before the fire season starts can be a very narrow window. Planning to get this work done sooner will reduce wildfire risk. Each year the State of California experiences a number of significant large fires in early June which reinforces the need to have our vegetation management done early in the season.
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District is thankful to all of the citizens who make fire safety a priority. Together, we can share the responsibility in making our communities fire safe.