Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | April 27, 2015

Fire Hazard Inspections and Compliance

From: Station Chief Cliff Kellogg

Palomar Mountain Fire Hazard Inspections

Starting Thursday, May 7, 2015 the U. S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE will begin performing Fire Hazard/Defensible Space Inspections on Palomar Mountain.  The intent of these inspections is to assist residents in properly preparing their home and/or property to help protect it in the event that a wildfire threatens our community.  The inspection also will be used to ensure that all home and property owners comply with the following codes/regulations (68.404(a) SDCCRO), (68.404(b) SDCCRO), (68.404(c) SDCCRO), (4907.3.1CFC), (4291(a)(6)Public Resources Code), (503.2.1 CFC), (3807.3CFC), and (505.1CFC).

Inspections will be made at random, and not all properties will be inspected.  Properties without structures, but having vegetation within 100’ of neighboring structures will need to remove or thin vegetation, or allow removal or thinning, to provide the designated clearance.

If the property/structure is found to be in compliance, the inspection form will be signed off as compliant and a copy sent to the County of San Diego for their records.

If the property/structures does not comply, the homeowner will receive a list of the corrections necessary to comply with regulations and a copy will be sent to the County of San Diego’s Enforcement Division.

Once corrections are made, the homeowner may request a re-inspection of the property.  The re-inspection will be documented and a copy sent to the County of San Diego.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Cliff Kellogg

Station Chief

Palomar Mountain Fire Department

21610 Crestline Road

Palomar Mountain, CA.  92060

Office: (760) 742-3701

Fax: (760) 742-0574


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