During the month of May, in preparation for what is expected to be a busy brush fire year, Fire personnel will begin inspecting privately owned improved properties. The goal of these inspections is to ensure the properties are free from potentially hazardous flammable vegetation and that there is adequate defensible space between structures. Crews will focus inspections in the high-hazard hill area of the City. In addition to inspecting properties, crews will also ensure that there is no overgrown vegetation blocking fire apparatus access on any streets or alleys. For those properties that are required to remove vegetation, they will receive a notice by mail detailing what areas need attention. For questions please contact 626-403-7300.