Fire Risk for San Diego County Residents

Fire Risk for San Diego County Residents

This image represents a small portion of the countywide map. To see the full version and zoom into your neighborhood, click on the link in the article below.

San Diego County officials have released a new map showing the areas most at risk for a wildfire.

With fire danger and alerts issued year-round risk, fire crews hope this map will help them predict where a dangerous fire could hit.

The areas in bright red are places which have the oldest fuels, meaning brush and grasses that have not had a fire in more than 40 years. Those areas are the most concerning to fire crews and most at risk for a fast moving fire. See New Fire Map in Full Here

The destruction caused by those fires prompted county and fire leaders to create this map get a clearer picture of the danger zones.

Recommended VHFHSZ City and Other Local Agency Maps:

Note: In the default display for city maps, all areas outside of the city boundary are masked out. To remove the mask, click the “Layers” tab in the left margin. Then click the eye icon next to “City Mask.”

Borrego Springs (PDF; 1.2MB)
Carlsbad (PDF; 6.5MB)
Chula Vista (PDF; 9.6MB)
Del Mar (PDF; 3.5MB)
El Cajon (PDF; 5.9MB)
Encinitas (PDF; 7.6MB)
Escondido (PDF; 8.8MB)
Lakeside (PDF; 5.3MB)
North County (PDF; 3.1MB)
Oceanside (PDF; 9.1MB)
Poway (PDF; 7.7MB)
Ramona (PDF; 3.0MB)
San Diego (PDF; 25.0MB)
San Marcos (PDF; 9.0MB)
San Miguel (PDF; 10.3MB)
Santee (PDF; 3.5MB)
Solana Beach (PDF; 2.2MB)
Vista (PDF; 10.0MB)

San Diego County FHSZ Map

State Responsibility Area (SRA):Adopted, 11/2007:
PDF (46 inches x 34 inches; 6.9MB)
JPG (8.5 inches x 11 inches; 1.6MB)

GIS layer (Shapefiles in .zip folder) Local Responsibility Area (LRA):Recommended, 7/2009:
PDF (46 inches x 34 inches; 9.3MB)
JPG (8.5 inches x 11 inches; 1.4MB)

GIS layer (Shapefiles in .zip folder)

Draft, 9/2007:
PDF (46 inches x 34 inches; 7.9MB)
JPG (8.5 inches x 11 inches; 1.8MB)

GIS layer (Shapefiles in .zip folder)

California Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map:

To see the FHSZ maps for your county, click on a county on the map, or select from the list of counties below.
You may also download the Statewide FHSZ map.
A list of cities for which CAL FIRE has made recommendations on Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones is also available.Note: The recommendations are not the same as actual zones.  Such zoning designations do not go into effect unless, and until, they are adopted by ordinance by local agencies.  Local agencies are not required to report such zoning actions and CAL FIRE does not have a current list of local agencies that have adopted ordinances establishing Very High Fire Hazard Severity zones within their boundaries.
Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map in California

Modoc Siskiyou Del Norte Humboldt Lassen Shasta Trinity Tehama Plumas Butte Sierra Glenn Mendocino Lake Colusa Sutter Sonoma Napa Marin Yolo Yuba Nevada Placer El Dorado Sacramento Amador Alpine Imperial San Diego Orange Los Angeles Ventura Santa Barbara San Luis Obispo Kern Kings Inyo Tulare Fresno Monterey San Benito Madera Mariposa Merced Mono Tuolumne Calaveras Stanislaus Santa Clara San Joaquin Solano Contra Costa Santa Cruz Alameda San Francisco San Mateo Riverside West Riverside East San Bernardino SW San Bernardino NW San Bernardino NE San Bernardino SE Los Angeles San Diego

Fire Prevention Links:

Resources:

ReadySanDiego – Wildland Fire

San Diego – NewsLocker

California Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map Update – Cal Fire

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