Fire Safe Council's preventive measures save homes
Last updated 11/29/2007 at Noon
Ridgecrest Estates is like many residential areas around Fallbrook. It is located northeast of downtown, north of East Mission Road. The total area is approximately 125 acres spread over a series of ridges and gullies. Eighty homes are located along the ridges. The main access is Macadamia Drive, which runs north from East Mission. Side roads extend along the ridges. In the northern portion, the lots are two-plus acres and most have avocado groves, which extend into the gullies. Other gullies contain brush.
Immediately north of Ridgecrest were 50-plus acres of eight- to 10-foot heavy brush...