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Reduce the density of the surrounding forest.
Maintain 10' to 12' distance
between tree crowns.
Clean roof and gutters.
Remove dead limbs,
leaves, and other litter.
Thin trees and brush for an average of 18' of spacing between conifer tree tops
Thinning in the Intermediate Zone
Dispose of slash
and debris left
Mow dry grasses
Prune branches to
6' above the ground.
Stack firewood >30' away from home.
Homeowners should consider the type of fire environment where they live and take appropriate steps. For example, if you live within the Ember Zone, you may not have the ability to perform defensible space and thus need to take more stringent actions towards home hardening.
Learn how to prepare your home before a wildfire starts.
Evacuation Go Bag
Learn how to prepare a "Go Bag" before a wildfire starts.
Emergencies and Evacuations
Missoula County operates under a two-stage evacuation procedure. Learn what to do in case of an emergency.
Learn about recommended defensible space guidelines in Missoula County.