Defensible Space in Central Oregon
Central Oregon is a wonderful outdoor playground, whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, or fishing. Unfortunately, the beautiful forests, lakes and streams that surround our high desert wonderland are also susceptible to wild fires.
For Central Oregonians who live in a wooded area, we highly recommend that you create a defensible space around the perimeter of your home. What is a defensible space?
Defensible space is the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire that acts as a buffer that slows the fire and provides an opportunity for firefighters to defend the home. Defensible space is created and maintained through the proper management and modification of vegetation in the area immediately surrounding your home.
If you live in Central Oregon and have questions about how you can create a defensible space within your own yard, feel free to give SERVPRO of Bend a call at 541-385-7044.