StuGotz Posted June 7, 2010 Share Posted June 7, 2010 Firefighters need your guidance: I have a cabin in the Sierra's. I also have a detached carport on the property, and is located 30 ft from cabin. Wood structure, comp roof, open 2 sides. Each year I practice "defensible space" clearing. This includes clean up of pine needles and dead wood matter which can be "combustable". limbs, branches, etc.... 30/70 perimeters. Volunteers in my area cite owners who don't comply with CDF (oops, CalFire) regulations. (I don't know to what expertise they subscribe, perhaps some are retired CDF officials)...This by way of an official "Fire safety inspection" notice on legal CalFire forms filled out by the volunteers. I usually comply early enough to save myself the "yellow" notice some owners get. But, this year I get a notice anyway. Seems my woodpile stored in the carport is NOW in violation. Never had this issue arise before. Never heard of it before. Been in these hills on and off all my life. New rules I guess, fine, but ya gotta let me know the rules ahead of time. How do I comply you ask? The form states I MUST clear 10ft around and 15 ft above the woodpile...WTF? I guess they don't want me storing wood in my carport. Another attached sheet states that I MUST move the woodpile as far away from the carport (or cabin) during the fire season. OR/ I must cover the woodpile with a fire resistant non-combustible covering. WTF? Look, I'm all for responsible space maintenance. But what am I supposed to do, move my 3 cord woodpile around seasonally? Need some guidance, perhaps some of you smokies might have a simple answer. thanks in advance, MB> Link to comment
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