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Fire officials stress defensible space to protect homes

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As fire season kicks into high gear, Cal Fire and the County of San Diego are warning residents to protect their homes from wildfires.

Cal Fire recommends maintaining a 100 foot buffer zone around your home, which includes clearing dead brush and keeping plants and trees well-maintained.

"We have zones of treatment, where you get closer to the house and you need less and less vegetation to reduce the intensity of fire as it comes closer to a home," said one Cal Fire representative.

Fire inspection teams have visited almost 6,000 properties in rural areas over the last month, working with homeowners to help clear their properties.

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