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Defensible space inspections in Santa Barbara Co. to begin June 1

Posted at 3:02 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 01:25:53-04

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will start conducting defensible space inspections on June 1.

A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County.

Firefighters will perform inspections and provide homeowners with educational material on how to comply.

Non-compliant homeowners could be cited.

The fire department says maintaining defensible space is critical in stopping a wildfire from destroying your home.

To learn more about defensible space requirements and how to protect your home from wildfire, visit