The Pasadena Fire Department reminds the public to clear brush and overgrown vegetation from their property now prior to annual inspections of properties in high prone brush areas. Inspections will be conducted in May and June.
Property owners in the designated brush areas should receive a brochure in April or May outlining the requirements mandated by the State of California. Firefighters will be available to answer any questions about existing fire codes and ordinances regarding vegetation management and brush clearance.
The Fire Department does not recommend indiscriminate clearing of native chaparral due to the important role that it plays in slope stabilization and erosion control. Grass and weeds should be mowed and shrubs and trees should be properly trimmed.
Re-landscape with low-growing ground-covers under 24-inches tall that have a high moisture content and keep shrubs and trees 18 feet apart from each other.
All property owners should clean leaves, needles and twigs from roof gutters, prune trees properly, keep property free of accumulated combustibles such as dried vegetation, cuttings and wood piles and use regularly mulch to suppress weeds. For
further information please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (626) 744-4668.