CAL FIRE Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map Update

CAL FIRE Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map Update

CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal is in the process of updating the state’s Fire Hazard Severity Zones for rural, unincorporated areas. The map of these zones identify the likelihood an area will experience wildfire.

CAL FIRE’s fire scientists and wildfire mitigation experts developed the map using a science-based and field-tested model that assigns a hazard score based on the factors that influence fire likelihood and fire behavior. The zones fall into three categories: moderate, high and very high.

The draft map and other information is available at http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/FHSZ

As part of the adoption process for this updated map, CAL FIRE is inviting public comment until Feb. 3, 2023.

A public hearing in Ventura County is scheduled Jan. 17 at Freedom Center, 515 Eubanks Street, Camarillo, CA 93010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Written comments can be sent to CAL FIRE through email at FHSZcomments@fire.ca.gov or by U.S. mail at Office of the State Fire Marshal C/O FHSZ Comments, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, P.O. Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460.

If you have questions for your Ventura County Fire Department about these changes, contact us at vcfdfhszmaps@ventura.org or call (805) 504-6858.

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