Firefighters Explain Importance of Defensible Space
SACRAMENTO -- With critically dry drought conditions in California, firefighters are urging homeowners to make defensible space around homes not only in wild land, but also in urban areas. "You could have an overgrown yard that's well within your fence line," explained Roberto Padilla of the Sacramento Fire Department. "You could have things that are in our way that may not be combustibles, but they get in the way of firefighters."