The Dangerous State of Our Shared Roads

Post date: Oct 30, 2017 1:06:26 AM

As I visited neighborhoods off the County roads, I was depressed to see how narrow and overgrown their access roads are. If fire visits those neighborhoods, virtually none of which have more than one way in and out, people are going to have to evacuate down a tunnel of flames and fire engines will be turned back by the threat to firefighters’ lives before they can reach and protect those evacuated homes. Just that did happen last year in Lake and Sonoma Counties, and again this year around Santa Rosa and across the San Lorenzo Valley from us. For all our sakes, please work with your neighbors to ensure that there is proper clearance along our shared roads, 10’ on either side by the State Fire Code. We are all in this together.