Updated: Ahead of Wildfire Town Hall, send us your concerns and ideas

NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 27, 2018 – Rain has finally returned to our area, but the devastation caused by the Camp Fire will remain with us for years to come. As residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface or Intermix (WUI) we have approximately six months to prepare for the next peak fire season. To help with this task, Nevada County is hosting a Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall on December 5, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Board Chambers.

“The threat of wildfire is urgent and efforts to safeguard the community require a multi-jurisdictional, all-hands-on-deck community approach,” the county’s news release states.

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The all-hands-on-deck means all of Nevada County, including you.

What are your ideas to make our homes and roads safer from fire? Do you have a particular area of concern in your neighborhood? Do you have tips on how to prepare for an evacuation? We want to hear from you and incorporate your comments into the Q&A session – moderated by YubaNet’s editor Pascale Fusshoeller.

Email us at townhall@yubanet.com and send your questions and comments ahead of the meeting.

December 2, 2018 at 1:39 PM Update: Below is a map of areas of concern identified so far. Click on the double arrow in the left-hand corner of the map to see the legend.

The Town Hall will be broadcast live on both NCTV and KVMR and a pop-up Resource Fair in the lobby will have representatives from the Fire Safe Council, the Firewise Coalition, CodeRed, 211, the Nevada County Resource Conservation District, FREED and more to provide information for anyone.

Consider this the kickoff for a countywide effort to do more when it comes to wildfire preparedness. We need collaboration among agencies, neighbors to heighten our chance to make it out alive when the next fire comes.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Pascale and Susan,
    We’re in Baja. Here’s my question. What good is it to keep your property ‘fire safe’ if there is undeveloped land beside you that is a HIGH fire danger and there is nothing you can do to make the owner ‘clean it up’. No amount of ‘keep your property safe” will ‘keep YOU safe’ if there is no county ordinance to force undeveloped land owners from keep your joint borders clear of years and years of fire fuel debris. I have contacted fire officials and my Dist. 1 supervisor to no avail for 10 years.
    Thank you,
    Dolores Miele

  2. Correct me if I’m wrong, most of the home fires in these areas start from the roof first. If so, should we evaluate optional roofing materials for our region? I always felt the metal roofing was more flame retardant. Not a total solution but may help in many cases. Just a thought.

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