Defensible Space Important For Fighting Wildfires - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego: "The slope behind Wolf’s home is beautiful, full of a variety of colorful plants and trees. Problem is those trees and plants are full of fuel and if a fire strikes, Wolf is afraid the fire department won’t have a chance.
So, just go ahead and clear them, right? Wrong. The land is owned and controlled by a homeowner’s association, the Community Association of Bernardo Heights. Wolf says despite repeated requests and complaints, the CABH refuses to do proper brush clearance on the land."
The Fire Department says 100 feet should be cleared around properties like this, but the HOA sees it differently.