Fire road vegetation clearance

Fire road vegetation clearance helps keep fire roads throughout San Rafael open and passable for emergency response vehicles in the event of a wildfire. Fuel reduction along these roads consists of creating shaded and unshaded fuel breaks of the road edges, up to 50 feet in some areas. Many of the fire roads in San Rafael travel through State Parks or Marin County Open Space, and the City is working with our neighbors to develop fuel reduction plans for roads that pass through other land ownerships. In addition to creating safe access for emergency response vehicles, fuel breaks along fire roads help expand zones of modified and reduced fuel across the landscape that may help to slow the spread of wildfire towards the community.

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