Douglas County Fire Plan
- Category: Fire
- Created: Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:02
- Published: Thursday, 28 March 2019 22:02
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From The Executive Summary - Adopted April 15 2005
There is high to extreme potential for a catastrophic fire event in the wildland-urban interface areas of Bodie Flats, China Springs, Fish Springs, Genoa, Holbrook Junction, Job’s Peak Ranch, North Foothill Road Corridor, Pine Nut Creek, Sheridan Acres, Spring Valley/Double Springs, and Topaz Ranch Estates. These elevated hazard ratings are attributed to inadequate defensible space, combustible building materials, steep slopes, and moderate to extreme fuel hazards, often in either volatile pinyon-juniper or Jeffrey pine/sagebrush/bitterbrush fuel types. These circumstances also contribute to extremely dangerous conditions for firefighters.