Public deems revised fire plan easier to deal with
August 6, 2007
Relief was expressed by Nevada County residents at a public hearing this morning that the revised fire plan will be easier to deal with.
The new plan calls for clearing 100 feet around rural homes per state law and does not call for extensive brush and tree cutting on plots of 10 acres or less that the first draft called for.
However, county fire plan committee members and those in attendance said much needs to be done to educate residents that the area is extremely fire-prone, because many appear to not believe it.
Using neighborhood associations for that education and defensible space clearing for firebreaks was among several ideas tendered.