Last modified on Sep 25, 2017

Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (AB337)

As a result of the Oakland Hills fire of 1991, the Bates Bill (337) was passed in 1992 requiring CAL FIRE to work with local governments to identify high fire hazard severity zones within local responsibility areas throughout each county in the state. The Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone maps that resulted are now more than 10 years old and outdated. You will find those original maps at the link provided here.

CAL FIRE is in the process of gathering current data for an updated mapping project. This is a massive project requiring policy and procedure staff, prevention and planning staff, and the technical GIS skills of CAL FIRE’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program.

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