What is a "Firebreak"?
A firebreak is an area in which all flammable vegetation or combustible growth is removed and cleared away, thereby eliminating fire hazardous vegetation fuels which can rapidly transmit fire. Ornamental landscaping is permissible within a firebreak as long as it is adequately irrigated, maintained and spaced so as not to provide a means of rapidly transmitting fire. (note: firebreak is different than fuel break.)

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1. What are "Very High Fire Hazard Severity (VHFHS) Zones"?
2. What is meant by the term "defensible space"?
3. What are fire resistant plants?
4. What is considered "Fire hazardous vegetation"?
5. What is "Ornamental landscaping"?
6. What is a "Firebreak"?
7. What is a fuel break?