Are you at risk? The answer is YES!
Homes burn homes. After evacuation and emergency preparedness, your top priority is to harden your home.
If your community is on the 2008 list below, you are probably at greater risk than those in less wildfire prone neighborhoods.
However, especially for those living in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), hardening your home is always a great objective in any case.
Protect Your Home & Structures
To a wildfire your home is fuel. There are numerous ways to reduce your home’s flammability with little things, like cleaning gutters, for example.
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If you are on the list of the Communities-at-Risk according to the 2008 Madera County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, you are at risk for wildfire.
If you live in the Wildland Urban Interface, you are at risk for wildfire.
Suffice to say that this list is just a guideline and does not cover everyone. Nor should the order of the communities be taken as more than a guideline. Catastrophe can strike anywhere.
If you find that your community is at-risk and would like a presentation nearby, or just want to learn more whether or not your community is listed, you are not alone.
REMEMBER: The Firewise Communities goal is helping folks take responsibility by taking action to protect their lives and property.
This list was created in order of risk-severity in 2008 according to the consultant. The 35 communities cited in the Madera County Community Wildfire Protection Plan are as follows:
- Cascadel Ranch
- Cedar Valley
- Road 620
- John West Rd
- Sugar Pine
- North Fork
- Bass Lake Annex
- Bass Lake
- Sky Acres
- Marina View
- Bass Lake Heights
- Yosemite Lakes Park
- Quartz Mtn
- Sierra Lakes
- Beasore Meadows
- Teaford Meadows
- Mudge Ranch
- Arnold Meadow
- Central Camp
- Miami Highlands
- Hidden View
- Yosemite Forks
- Sierra Highlands
- Meadow Springs
- Indian Lakes
- Leisure Acres
The following communities are represented in their respective compartments:
- Oakhurst Area (Basin): Oakhurst, Mudge Ranch, Sierra Lakes, John West Road
- North Fork Area: North Fork, Teaford Meadows, Sierra Highlands, Bass Lake Annex, Cascadel Woods, Leisure Acres
- Ahwahnee: Ahwahnee, Goldside (includes Pike Ranch and Hillview Estates), Miami Highlands, Nipinnawasee
- Coarsegold Area: Coarsegold, Indian Lakes, Quartz Mountain, Yosemite Lakes Park, Wells/Trabuco, Meadow Springs Ranch
- Bass Lake Area – Bass Lake, Wishon, Marina View