Fuel Reduction Programs
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A car fire on Highway 17 started a wildland fire that began racing up the forested slopes towards Redwood Estates on June 27 2016, threatening 20 homes. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and contained to 3 acres just below the structures. The highway was shut down for many hours however due to the risk of dead tree snags weakened by the fire falling into the traffic lanes. Large trucks diverted from the highway soon got stuck on the narrow mountain roads, bringing traffic leaving the fire area to a halt. The FireSafe Council will be working with our fire and law enforcement agencies in the coming weeks to discuss evacuation planning for this vulnerable area.
Our Firesafe Council has been awarded a $99,000 SRA FPF grant for the Highway 17 Corridor Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project Near Redwood Estates. See our press release to learn more about how the community has been pressuring Caltrans to address the fire hazards along the highway for many years. Press Release
Senator Jim Beall was very helpful in bringing the urgency of the project forward; he will be hosting a meeting in Redwood Estates on July 26th at 6pm at the Redwood Pavilion to discuss the terrible tree mortality problems we are facing in our forests, as well as provide information about the project.
We have also uploaded our March 2016 presentation to the Safe on 17 Committee, which includes an in-depth discussion of the reasons for the project, what the plans are, provides maps of the project area and much much more. Safe on 17 presentation
CAL FIRE has released the 2016 SRA Fire Prevention Fee Program Report. Santa Clara County has received 2 grants from this program. Last year our Countywide CWPP was funded (see below), and this year our Highway 17 Corridor Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project was funded (see above).
The Draft Countwide Community Wildfire Protection Plan is ready for your review. Please visit our CWPP page and download the document and maps, and send in your comments to help us prepare the final plan.
Learn about the first Firewise community in Santa Clara County: read the Jackson Oaks story in our latest newsletter article.
CAL FIRE's Santa Clara Unit continues to support Santa Clara County FireSafe Council for our work to promote defensible space and to conduct fuel reduction projects. Read the letter ...
#ForkFire [update] east of North Fork (Madera County) remains 30 acres. Forward progress stopped.
Firefighters are battling a 30 acre fire off Mammoth Pool Rd & Douglas Ranger Station Rd, west of North Fork (Madera County). #ForkFire
#NorthBranchExtensionFire [update] in Clearlake Oaks (Lake Co) now 30 acres & 75% contained.
#ExtensionFire [update] in Clearlake (Lake County) is now 7 acres & 75% contained.
Firefighters have responded to 440 wildfires on Nat'l Forest lands in Calif this year that have burned 86,460 acres https://t.co/ctkvscidvm
Firefighters are battling a 20 acre fire off Ogulin Rd & Highway 53 in Clearlake Oaks (Lake County). #NorthBranchExtensionFire
Have a safe weekend exploring your 20 million acres of Nat'l Forests in Calif. Check locally for fire restrictions https://t.co/9LnLRbwQI0
Firefighters are battling a 10 acre fire off Dam Rd & Dam Rd Extension in Clearlake (Lake County). Evacs in progress. #ExtensionFire
@PaloAltoPolice Congratulations. And welcome to the City!
Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
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San Jose, CA 95125
Telephone: (408) 975-9591
Fax: (408) 624-9316
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