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Office of Emergency Services

Robert Bendorf - County Administrator

Scott Bryan - Emergency Operations Manager
Holly Powers - Emergency Operations Planner

915 8th. St., Suite 117, Marysville, Ca 95901

(530) 749-7520 Fax: (530) 749-7524

Fire Season Information - Yuba County OES  Fire Season Information

In January 2005 a state law took effect that extended the defensible space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 100 feet. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wild land fire. Please click on the CalFIRE links below for additional information.



  • Do your defensible space clearing before 10 a.m. - avoid hot and windy days
  • Lawn mowers are designed to mow lawns.  It is recommended to use a weed trimmer for weeds and dry grass.
  • When clearing brush, remove rocks before you operate equipment. Hidden rocks in the grass or weeds can spark a fire when struck by a metal blade.
  • In wild land areas, spark arresters are required on portable gasoline powered equipment including chainsaws, weed eaters, movers, tractors, motorcycles and ATVs.
  • Shut all doors and windows


The following agencies can provide additional information.

Yuba Watershed Protection & Firesafe CouncilCal FireUS Forest ServiceNational Fire Protection AssociationSmokey the Bear


Office of Emergency Services • 915 8th. St., Suite 117, Marysville, CA 95901 • (530) 749-7520 • Fax: (530) 749-7524


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