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In general, the communities within the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District have a high potential ignition risk and high fire hazard rating. The high ratings are primarily attributed to limited access, steep slopes, and in places poor defensible space. The Chimney Rock neighborhood was separated out of the Stateline community because of large differences in the fire hazard ratings. Stateline has moderate risk and fire hazard rating due to moderate slopes and good defensible space. Chimney rock has an extreme fire hazard rating primarily due to poor defensible space, steep slopes, and the potential for extreme fire behavior.
|Chimney Rock *||Intermix||Heavy||High||Extreme|
|*Chimney Rock is a neighborhood within the Stateline Community|
There are three efforts that need to be undertaken independently and simultaneously to reduce the risks and hazards in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Each are have an equal priority:
To be most effective, fire safe practices need to be implemented on a community-wide basis. There is no way to completely eliminate the threat that wildfires present to communities at the wildland interface. However, the recommendations in this report are intended to increase public awareness and encourage concerned community members to make proactive efforts to effectively reduce the risk of wildfire ignitions near their communities. Implementing defensible space and fuel reduction projects, and public education programs, will help to mitigate the hazards inherent in wildland interface areas.