Q: What are the responsibilities of property owners who are not able to rebuild immediately, but wish to keep their property?

A: The first responsibility of the property owner is to remove any fire debris using either the state program or the alternative program. Once the debris is removed, property owners must keep their lots free of weeds or other brush that can present a fire danger. Out-of-town property owners who are not able to take care of the brush removal themselves can hire a local service to do so. There are several local companies that can accommodate this. Now that fire season has begun, it is vital that property owners in Paradise keep weeds and brush under control.