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LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT BRUSH CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

Since it is the time of year for fireworks and fire season seems to extend every year in California it is a good time to give some reminders about fire prevention and brush clearance in Los Angeles.

Avoid fines and prepare for fires by keeping brush clear all year. Here is a summary of the
requirements in Fire Code (L.A.M.C. 57.322).   Complete information and diagrams at their website https://www.lafd.org/fire-prevention/brush/brush-clearance-requirements

1. Areas within 200 feet of structures and/or 10 feet of roadside surfaces or combustible fence: Grass cut to three inches in height. Native brush reduced in quantity to three inches in height.

2. For trees taller than 18 feet, trim lower branches so no foliage is within six feet of the ground, and remove all dead material. For trees and shrubs less than 18 feet, remove lower branches to 1/3 of their height, and remove all dead material.

3. Trees trimmed up so the foliage is no closer than 10 feet from the outlet of a chimney.

4. All roof surfaces are maintained free of substantial accumulation of leaves, needles, twigs, and any other combustible matter. Maintain five feet of vertical clearance between roof surfaces and portions of overhanging trees.

5. All cut vegetation and debris removed in a legal manner.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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