Property Maintenance – Fire Season Precaution

With the sunny weather and higher temperatures also comes an increase in the threat of fire danger. Regular property maintenance doesn’t just keep yards and the community visually appealing, but also serves as a tool in defense against fire damage. Multiple properties throughout the community have what is referred to as “ladder fuels”. Ladder fuels are various forms of vegetation that would allow fire to climb and spread at a rapid rate. Common examples of ladder fuels include both living and dead vegetation such as tall/overgrown grass, weeds, shrubs, and low hanging branches.

The Scott Lake Protective Covenants provide that “Lots must be maintained in a reasonably clean and sightly manner. It is the responsibility of the owners to care for their lots and plots therein, to kill, destroy and/or remove grass, weeds, rodents predatory animals and any unsightly or obnoxious things”

Please take a moment and survey your property to ensure that grass, weeds, shrubs, and trees are all trimmed and adequately maintained. Regular property maintenance can help protect your property, and neighboring properties, from disastrous fire damage.

Concerned about the condition of a neighboring property? Let us know! Submit the Covenant Violation Report Form.

Want to learn more? Check out the Department of Health website for information on wildfire prevention/emergency preparedness. Department of Natural Resources has a great informational flyer on defending your home from wildfire.

Thurston County enacted a burn ban effective June 24, 2021 – September 30, 2021. Be sure to check for burn ban updates on the ORCAA website.