New Fire Map Concerns Some Vista Residents

Some residents along the city's perimeter are concerned that a new fire hazard map created by the state fire department could hurt their property values and increase the cost of getting fire insurance.

The map assigns three levels of fire danger ---- moderate, high and very high ---- to properties throughout the county. Under state law, owners of homes at very high risk must disclose that before selling their properties.

The city of Vista was scheduled to adopt the new map at its meeting Tuesday, but officials postponed the matter after dozens called City Hall with complaints.

According to the North County Times, more than 100 vexed residents attended the council meeting, even after the map item was removed from the agenda.

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