Some Atascadero residents eligible for free wildfire risk consultation
Consultations available to residents living in Atascadero west of Highway 101
– Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services is offering free wildfire risk consultations to help residents prepare for potential fire threats. The San Luis Obispo Fire Safe Council has provided grant funding for these consultations with the aim of creating a fire-safe community. The consultations are available to residents living in Atascadero west of Highway 101.
During the consultations, the fire service staff will visit residents at their homes to evaluate their properties and structures. They will provide valuable information to help homeowners protect their homes and assist firefighters in defending the properties. Residents are encouraged to ask any questions they may have during the consultation.
To request a wildfire risk consultation, eligible residents can visit www.atascadero.org/fireconsultation or call (805) 470-3300.
Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services wants to remind residents that clearing weeds by June 1 is mandatory. Weed abatement requirements include removing annual grasses within 100 feet of any structure, maintaining a 10-foot clearance from driveways, and ensuring a 50-foot clearance from property lines. It is also important to clear the easement along roadways.
For additional information on the city’s weed abatement program, including inspections and compliance requirements, residents can visit www.atascadero.org/weedabatement. Questions can be directed to (805) 461-5070.
Taking proactive measures to create defensible spaces around homes and adhering to weed abatement regulations are crucial for protecting homes and communities from wildfires. By participating in the free wildfire risk consultations and following the guidelines, residents can contribute to the overall resilience of Atascadero in the face of wildfire threats.