Cities With Homes Near Forests Feel California Heat

Oct 24, 2017

The fires in the Northern California wine country are just the latest example of the dangers of houses set close in to areas with a lot of vegetation, like forests. 

It's a concern of any residential area at the edge of the forest, and that includes the entire city of Ashland. 

The city fire department long ago adopted the Firewise campaign to help people take steps to defend against the possibility of wildfire. 

Ashland Fire & Rescue Forest Division Chief Chris Chambers visits with some of the Firewise approaches, and some ideas about landscaping with droughts and fires in mind.