With fire season months away, locals should be prepping in case of a wildfire event. The Cal Fire Tehama-Glenn Unit will start their Defensible Space Inspections for local homes in about a month.
They plan to start inspector training on March 8th, and after a couple of weeks inspectors will start going out to homes in the area.
Cal Fire can fine those who are not complying with defensible space guidelines, but firefighters say the goal is not to fine people but to help homeowners better protect their space and their neighbors in case a wildfire were to happen.
Kevin Colburn, with public information at the Tehama-Glenn unit people, should prepare to follow defensible space guidelines found here.
"They need to make sure their grasses are cut down 4 inches or less, no leaves or dry material underneath decks on rows in gutters and remove woodpiles. You have to keep that maintained and not just do it once and call it good for the summer, you got to keep it up because if the grasses grow again it will help the fire spread," says Colburn.