It is no secret, California is prone to disasters. From earthquakes, to fires, to mudslides, it seems like we have it all. The west in general is prone to fire hazards, especially during the dry season. With sprawling subdivisions encroaching more and more against forests, desserts, and other hot spots that can be disastrous during a long fire season such as the one California, and many other western states are experiencing, the question becomes how do we as planners help prevent or at least aid in the fight to control housing in these fire prone areas, and if we allow to build in these areas, how can our municipalities aid in ensuring construction materials that are contain some sort of flame resistances or at least reduce the effect of embers hoping from one house to another. Can our municipalities enforce greater setback or defensible space? Or do we just simply say the cost is too great to develop in these areas and say the rebuilding process should take place elsewhere. What are your thoughts?