CALFIRE Updates FHSZ Map and Seeks Input

CALFIRE updated its Fire Hazard Severity Zones map and looking for your input. The map is a comprehensive map that ranks the state’s rural unincorporated areas based on the likelihood these locations will experience wildfire. This project has taken several years with collaborative efforts from fire scientists, firefighters, stakeholders, and local community partners and brings the map current to today’s conditions. The last update was over a decade ago in 2007.

Your input on the map is the first step in a two-month-long process before the final adoption of the map. Commenting begins today and will end on February 3rd, supported by 57 public hearings throughout the state. You can even begin interacting with the map by entering your address and exploring the area. Email comments can be sent to [email protected]; Lassen county’s public hearing will be held on 1/10/23 at 6:00 PM at the Lassen County Fairgrounds in Jensen Hall.

The following are the region’s additional Pubic Hearings dates, times, and locations:

County: Plumas Hearing Date & Time: 1/17/23 at 6:00 PM Hearing Location: Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, Mineral Building 204 Fairgrounds Rd Quincy, CA 95971

County: Sierra Hearing Date & Time: 1/27/23 at 10:00 AM Hearing Location: County Courthouse 100 Courthouse Square Downieville, CA 95936

County: Modoc Hearing Date & Time: 1/24/23 at 6:00 PM Hearing Location: Devil’s Garden Fire Center 2300 County Rd 74 Alturas, CA 96101

Following the adoption of the FHSZ Map, CAL FIRE – Office of the State Fire Marshal will begin providing local governments with updated maps for their respected Local Responsibility Areas.