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What are "Very High Fire Hazard Severity (VHFHS) Zones"?
Per California State Law and in the City of El Cerrito's Fire Hazard Reduction Program, any geographic area designated per Government Code section 51178 to contain the type and condition of vegetation, topography, weather and structure density to potentially increase the possibility of wildland conflagration fires. As a community adjacent to extensive wildland areas, the City of El Cerrito contains several VHFHS zones. A map of these zones is available from the Fire Department. Fire hazard reduction standards are more extensive for properties located within VHFHS zones.

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