Saturday, October 4, 2014

Red Car Property: Red Tagged By LAFD For Brush Clearance - Finally*

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 2, 2014.  "Forthwith" is not a fortnight.  The rest of us had to have our brush clearance done by May 1.  How come the large vacant lot owners seem to get away with not doing their brush clearance for months?

NOTE: Brush Clearance does not mean removing all trees.  Branches should be trimmed up from the ground.  See LAFD's new website for brush clearance requirements.  

See LA City Dept of Forestry for info on protected native trees 

*UPDATE 10-04-14: As if to drive home the point on brush clearance, according to several neighbors on Lake View Ave this morning, a transformer exploded in a flash of light and left parts of the neighborhood without power for the next 9 hours during a bone dry heat wave.  The  downed power lines sparked a fire. No houses were damaged.  We got very lucky this time.
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