- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

State data show wide geographic discrepancies in the number of citations issued by fire officials to California property owners for failing to clear brush and trees around homes in areas prone to wildfires. The state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) keeps records based on its own administrative units, which can include several counties.

The figures cover three fiscal years starting in July 2011 and include preliminary information for the most recent fiscal year. The overall totals released by CalFire that are referenced in the AP’s story are greater than the totals in the region-by-region chart because CalFire has not yet fully updated its regional breakdown. That process is underway.

CalFire unit Inspections Violations Citations
Amador-El Dorado 8,410 1,575 0
Butte 1,037 217 0
Lassen-Modoc 3,937 439 0
Nevada-Yuba-Placer 10,109 1,748 0
Shasta-Trinity 3,317 458 0
Tehama-Glenn 3,755 616 8
Siskiyou 3,043 27 0
Mendocino 2,775 489 0
Humboldt-Del Norte 1,973 169 0
Sonoma-Lake-Napa 2,193 245 0
Santa Clara 5,154 351 0
San Mateo-Santa Cruz 5,197 2,162 0
Marin 3,922 555 0
Total north region 54,822 9,051 8
Fresno-Kings 14,670 864 2
Madera-Mariposa-Merced 15,380 723 180
San Benito-Monterey 12,671 1,522 0
Tulare 10,643 1,401 17
Tuolumne-Calaveras 19,149 3,462 139
Riverside 30,070 3,193 6
San Bernardino 24,367 2,426 3
San Diego 34,141 2,001 0
San Luis Obispo 12,196 281 1
Orange 14,331 447 1
Los Angeles 37,863 3,463 2,196
Santa Barbara 30,544 202 1
Kern 60,918 502 502
Ventura 32,937 2,132 86
Total south region 349,880 22,619 3,040
Statewide total 404,703 31,670 3,148

Source: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.


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