As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Bernardo Fire, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) wants to remind surrounding communities that wildfires are a constant threat in wildland-urban interface areas. RSFFPD has sent out letters to all residents within their service area to remind them of the local hazard abatement requirements. RSFFPD created a list of tips that helps residents to take into consideration how prepared their homes are for the oncoming hot summer months. Guidelines range from creating a defensible space around your home to keeping an eye out for plants that are fire hazards to keeping driveways and roadways clear of overhanging vegetation. Visit for more tips.