How To Reduce Fire Hazards Brochure

How to reduce fire hazards

Your assistance is needed in making the Angeles National Forest and the communities surrounding it, safe from wildfire. The following regulations are for your protection and are set forth under the Uniform Fire Code: “Every person owning, leasing, controlling, operating or maintaining any building, structure, or apiary in, upon, or joining any hazardous fire area, and any person owning, leasing or controlling any land adjacent to such building, structure or apiary shall, at all times”:

1. Remove to bare soil for 30 feet, or to property line, from all structures, all dead weeds, needles, leaves, grass, and dead trees. 

2. Remove all needles, leaves and debris from roofs.

3. Remove all weeds, grass, brush, trash or other combustible material a minimum of 10 feet away from all liquid petroleum (propane) gas tanks or containers.

4. Chimney and flue openings must be covered with1/2-inch wire mesh spark arrester, visible from the ground.

5. Remove tree limbs for 10 feet away from chimney openings.

6. Remove accumulation debris and haul to public dump.

7. Dispose of ashes according to Code: place ashes in a metal or other fireproof receptacle and soak in water for at least 24 hours.


Diagram of house with numbers 1 through 4

[Diagram: House - The information below is related to this diagram above.]


1. Screen ½ inch mesh screen on chimney outlet. To prevent smoke damage installation should be vertical. 

2. Remove all needles, leaves and debris from roofs.

3. Remove limbs within 10 feet of chimney and dead limbs over handing buildings.

4. Clear all flammable vegetation within 30 feet of buildings.



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