Defensible Space and the Monastery Fire of 2011

Twenty nine homes were destroyed in the Monastery Complex Fire, but many more were saved by the efforts of firefighters and by homeowners’ use of what is called ‘defensible space.’ Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark sent staff to the wildfire to record the events so DNR could create a video to show how people can protect themselves before wildfire occurs.

Firewise Landscaping – Maintenance

Maintaining your Firewise home is an important factor in keeping the Firewise landscape functioning as a fire resistive barrier to wildfire. Maintenance tips and suggestions are provided.

Wildfire – Preventing Home Ignitions

This video discusses how the combustion process effects forest fires, what you can do to create survivable space, why some homes are destroyed while others survive, how to identify your home’s Ignition Zone — the area that includes the home and its immediate surroundings, which, if properly conditioned, can save the home during a wildfire.