RED FLAG WATCH from 11 pm Sunday through 5 pm Tuesday. Gusty offshore winds & drying conditions. Walk around your house to ensure it still complies with defensible space standards. Pack your go bag. Go to for more tips.
Oakland Firesafe Council

OFSC Seeks Exemptions for ADUs in WUI All Along Evacuation Route

The Oakland Firesafe Council, along with Make El Cerrito Firesafe, sent letters to State legislators today about bills dealing with addressing rezoning to allow for accessory dwelling units and increased density to address the affordable housing crisis in the state. We are in favor of more housing, but don’t want to put people in harm’s way. Our infrastructure was not built for these surges, and the state needs to ensure that we are not making matters worse down the entire evacuation route. The same issue applies to the City of Oakland’s proposed ordinance concerning ADUs. We will continue to monitor the progress of these bills in Sacramento and in Oakland.