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Results of Defensible Zones and Forest Thinning:

By creating defensible zones, using grass and plant material and fire resistant building materials, you are better able to will protect your home from forest fires. The defensible zone along with the quick work of firefighters help Mud Canyon Housing Area escape total destruction during the Chino Well Fire. The path of the fire went around the structures as shown in the picture below.

Results of thinning the forest will help make today's forest healthy again by creating open areas, variety of trees size and reducing the intense fire that are caused by the dense forests. Thinning the forest will also create better tree growth, reintroduce wildlife, reduce the infestation of problem causing insects and plants, better water conservation.