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Board Chair: Expect Fire Ordinance This Year

With a dry year and fire danger an issue, the Chair of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors says you can expect some sort of defensible space ordinance to be discussed soon…

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Nate Beason says he has no interest in the county being in the fire business, but thinks an ordinance will help close some of the fire protection loopholes that exist. Beason says the idea came about when discussing federal lands and the fire danger that exists on U-S Forest Service property…

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The ordinance would include vegetation treatment along private roads, which the property owners would be responsible for. Beason says the ordinance is in draft form right now, with supervisors submitting their comments. It will then be run by the several fire chiefs in the county before it comes to the board for a public hearing.

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