On Wednesday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District announced it will be launching an App to manage weed abatement complaints it receives.
The District said its already responded to multiple vegetation fires over the past few weeks including a 146-acre vegetation fire off Byron Highway this past week.
“We know the fire season is fast approaching and if vegetation is not managed it can create hazardous conditions for a wildfire and impact our communities. All land owners will be receiving notifications in the mail to have their properties clear of all combustible debris by the end of May,” said the District in a Press Release.
Beginning June 1, the District will be launching their new East Contra Costa Fire Protection District app, that will be available within both Apple and Google stores. With the introduction of our Fire District app, all complaints will be processed via the app beginning June 1, 2020.
Fire personnel will begin inspections of properties throughout the jurisdiction to verify compliance beginning June 1 as well. The Fire District’s standards apply to all properties in the jurisdiction to include the properties in the State Response Area abiding by the Defensible Space code.
The fire district covers 250-square miles and covers the cities of Brentwood, Oakley and Town of Discovery Bay. It also covers unincorporated areas such as Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen, and the Marsh Creek area.
For more information, and the Fire Districts standards, please visit www.eccfpd.org