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Lessons from Fire Near Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Mop Up ContinuesGRANTS PASS, Ore. — Less than a week after the 115 acre fire outside of Grants Pass, the community is coming together to ensure all homes are better protected from the risk of wildfire.

On Friday, May 31, the fire came very close to about 160 homes on Beacon Hill. Fire crews say there was very little structure damage, but some of the damage could have been avoided if Firewise landscaping principles had been used.

The 100 to 200 feet around a building is known as the “Home Ignition Zone” ways to protect that space will be discussed on Thursday night There will be a public meeting at the Hillcrest Public Safety Station located at 199 NW Hillcrest Drive starting at 7:00 p.m. and again on June 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Those in attendance will learn what they can do to protect their home from the next wildfire. There is more information here.