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Sky Acres

CWPP PRIORITY #11 Community: Sky Acres

Location: Section 30, 31, T6S, R22E
Population: 62 dwelling units with numerous outbuildings

Specific Problems

  1. A large amount of timber fuels interspersed with heavy volumes of brush within and surrounding the community
  2. Narrow roads within the community
  3. Older homes and cabins in close proximity to one another, some with wood shake roofs and combustible exterior construction

Evacuation Routes

West on Road 632 (Sky Ranch Road) to Highway 41

Past Actions

  1. Intermittent compliance inspections for PRC 4291 regulations by fire officials
  2. Some roadside fuel reduction by Madera County Road Department on roads within the community

Priority Mitigation Needs

  1. Citizen involvement to reduce fuels on their property and to utilize fire-wise construction techniques to improve structure survivability
  2. Roadside fuel elimination or reduction along county roads within the community
  3. Fuel reduction on Sierra National Forest land adjacent to the community by the use of harvesting or thinning projects
  4. Completion and maintenance of a fuel break system surrounding the community
  5. Implement a PRC 4291 compliance inspection program within the community

Education

Through homeowner association or town hall type meetings, develop and promote community specific programs designed to inform and involve the community on wildfire mitigation plans, escape routes, potential shelter-in-place locations, and activities that could reduce the risk to citizens, property and community assets.