FIREWISE:  FIRE PREVENTION and SAFETY
FIRESCAPING:  Plants that help protect your property from fire
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Owners of the few homes left standing
in Paradise
took critical steps to ward off wildfires
WHY 100 FEET?
Because Defensible Space is YOUR responsibility.
Low-cost chipping service with on-site
visits at
only $80 per hour to help clear
your property of flammable brush and
wood to enhance fire prevention.
Chipper program helps reduce fire risk
North Auburn HIGHWAY 49 FIRE
of August 2009 -- Too close for comfort.
Saddleback residents were
evacuated, but fortunately
no damage occured.  We got lucky back then... but it
WILL happen again.  The
FIREWISE Safety Program
is the best chance we have to minimize danger
before the next fire season begins this summer.
Saddleback Estates HOA
Community Wildfire Risk Assessment
Provided by Luana Dowling, December 2018
Saddleback FIREWISE PROGRAM
Please review these important documents, as they
contain information that affects our
community safety:
Information About the Devastating
PARADISE CAMP FIRE


    Prepare for power outages and help us
    reach you.  Please visit our website at:
      pge.com/mywildfirealerts
    or call  1-866-743-6589 to update your
    contact information and receive alerts.
Fire & Forest Health
Your Taho National Forest
Placer County TOWN HALL INSURANCE MEETING
video at the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
FIREWISE REPORT
◄▬ Click on this image to download
and print additional copies of the blank
FIREWISE REPORT sheet.
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Record your hours and expenses for
all work connected to
fire prevention
activities
on your property for the
period of
January through
December
.  Submit the report to the
HOA by August 15, so it can be counted
for credit towards maintaining FIREWISE
certification. Your efforts will greatly help
to keep Saddleback safe!
NOTE:  Additional printed copies of this form are available at
the mail kiosk
in a plastic bin under the left bulletin board stanchion.
FIREWISE ACTIVITY REPORTING
LAST POWER SHUTDOWN INFO:
Power was shut off to all of Saddleback on Tues Oct 29 at
9:50 AM and was restored on Wed Oct 30 at 11:15 AM
    ...PG&E does NOT remove
    STUMPS... that's up to you!
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PG&E TREE TRIMMING PROGRAM
Saddleback back has been the receipient of a
very aggressive TREE TRIMMING and
REMOVAL program by PG&E.  However...
CAUTION to ALL SADDLEBACK
RESIDENTS about POTENTIAL BRUSH
BURNING CONSEQUENCES
At the Annual Homeowner Meeting on Wed, Jan 29, a resident
informed us that they received a FINE from the
Placer County
Air Pollution Control District
(PCAPCD) agency for excessive
smoke from brush burning, even though they obtained a legal
permit from
CALFIRE to do so.  An unknown person reported
them to the agency, which then imposed a $250 fine for air
pollution.  The resident challenged the agency and ultimately had
the fine reduced to $75.  The apparent object lesson here (apart
from inter-agency conflicting info) is that air pollution restrictions
supercede allowed burning, so be forewarned!
CALFIRE DEBRIS BURNING REQUIREMENTS
New ordinance passed by Placer County
Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 21, 2020:
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HAZARDOUS VEGETATION and  
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL ORDINANCE
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Starting May 21st,  Placer County will ENFORCE the
100-foot defensible space requirement using inspections,
along with citations and fines for non-compliance.
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It's time to remove excess fire-fueling vegetation on your
property
NOW  in order to comply with the 100-foot rule.
If you don't, the County will do it and charge you for all
expenses, plus issue a fine as well.
Yes, it actually happened here in Saddleback,
last year, but it was only about 20 goats!
They are a good natural weed abatement option!
200 Escaped GOATS
Run Amok in San
Jose neighborhood