FOREST RANCH, Calif. - With the summer weather, high-fire danger is on the forecast and areas like Forest Ranch are stressing good land management.
In November, the Camp Fire burned several homes and the community was evacuated. Now, Marlene Fune, from the Forest Ranch Fire Safe Council, who is a former battalion chief with Cal Fire says people need to look differently at how they manage their land.
"You kind of have to change your mindset when you choose to move up into the wildland-urban interface, to where you're no longer just a homeowner, you now become what's called a land manager," said Fune. "You have to put in the time and the effort, and even the money, forth to manage and create a healthy forest environment around your house, not just clear [space immediately] around your house."
Fune, a 25-year resident of Forest Ranch says the environment is changing and becoming more volatile and dry.
The Camp Fire burned into the lower part of Forest Ranch, leaving 12 homes burned down.
The Fire Safe Council and volunteers helped those homeowners clear their burned fuels.
Those with questions about how fire-safe your property might be, Cal Fire will send someone to your home to inspect the area as well as answer questions.
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