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Zone 0 is the area within 5 feet of your home and is a critical area to keep clean of any combustible materials in order to better protect your home from fire.

● Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof, and rain gutters.
● Clean-up areas where wind eddies deposit leaf and plant litter along the perimeter of your home.
● Replace plants within 5 feet of the home with potted plants that are easy to move away from the home during a fire threat.
● Remove combustible mulch within 5 feet of the home and move it to another location in your garden.
● Move common combustible fire hazards away from the area immediately surrounding your home including brooms, rakes, plastic waste bins, wood furniture, furniture cushions, wood piles, and natural fiber door mats.

Additional learning resources:
Zone 0
Mulch guidelines
Managing common fire hazards
Fire-smart landscape maintenance

For more information on Fire Smart Landscaping, click here.

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