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Welcome to the Logtown Fire Safe Council’s Home Page
The 2020 Logtown FSC Newsletter is now available. Click here to download your copy
Monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Logtown is a member in good standing of Firewise USA. This may help with homeowners insurance. You can download a copy of the current certificate by clicking here.
Chipping Program, LT-10 Update
Friends and Neighbors in Logtown,The Logtown Fire Safe Council has been hunkered down during the pandemic, but obviously the wildfires do not take a break.There is good news! The very popular chipping program is back in operation thanks to a grant from PG&E. I believe there will be enough money to operate the program through the end of November (depending on demand). If you are interested go to our web page edcfiresafe.org and read about the program and complete an application after your piles are ready. There have been some minor changes, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. A last reminder: Do not use power tools outside during Red Flag” days or during extreme fire danger conditions. When conditions permit, accomplish your work in the morning when temperatures are cool and humidity is higher. All outdoor burning is banned until further notice.
The Logtown Fire Safe Crew did clean up the water wise and fire wise landscaping demo in front of Station 44, 6109 Quartz Drive. Looks much better! Drive by and take a look.
The Logtown 10 fuel reduction project on the east side of our community will resume in 6 to 8 weeks. Here is an update from the project manager, Mark Egbert from the El Dorado County resources management district.
“The response I received from Owen at Red Mtn stated that they will be on the project site in 6-8 weeks once they get out of the higher elevations and the fire danger in low. He also stated that they will commit to staying on the project until it has been completed. He also stated that they will complete the project prior to March 1, 2021.”
The treatment area has been modified to be wider but shorter in the north-south direction. This was based on a combination of the Professional Forester’s recommendation (risk), property owner willingness to participate and contractor cost ($3000 per acre). The new treatment area map is attached. Revised treatment area 2 map.
The Logtown Fire Safe Hot Dog Social has been cancelled for this year. It usually occurs on the second Saturday in October. It is a fun event that everyone seems to enjoy, and is our only fundraiser each year. We are very disappointed, but we will put all our volunteer energy toward making next year a fantastic and fun event.
A next to final reminder! With the early fall we seem to be having and the oak trees that are stressed and are dropping leaves rapidly. It is definitely time to clean your gutters, roof areas and decks of the dried leaves. In an ember storm they are areas that can ignite easily. I know this is no guarantee, but it is a way to improve your probability of survival
The final reminder: with all the wildfires around us and people being evacuated on short notice: be prepared. Have a family communication plan and an evacuation plan. Where are you going to go, where will you meet other family members, what will you take and how about your animals. There is a lot of information on the web to help you to be prepared. The time is now! See the “Education” tab on our web page edcfiresafe.org.
We will contact you as soon as it is safe to resume Logtown meetings.
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