Be Prepared

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Reduce the density of the surrounding forest.

Density

Maintain 10' to 12' distance

between tree crowns.

Crowns

Clean roof and gutters.

Roofs

Maintain irrigated

greenbelt.

Greenbelt

Remove dead limbs,

leaves, and other litter.

Removal

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

from beginning.

Mow dry grasses

and weeds.

Mowing

Prune branches to

6' above the ground.

Pruning

Stack firewood >30' away from home.

Firewood

Debris

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.
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Forest Fire

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.

Defensible Space

Learn about recommended defensible space guidelines in Missoula County.