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December 13, 2012 (San Diego's East County--The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) , after working with the San Diego County Fire Authority along with several other agencies, today announced that residents within County Service Area (CSA) 135 are eligible for the $35.00 reduction on the State’s Fire Prevention Fee.

“CSA 135 includes all unincorporated areas of East County including the backcountry,” Captain Mike Mohler, public information officer at Cal Fire, told East County Magazine.  The new Fee, which is being assessed on all habitable structures within the State Responsibility Area, is set at $150, but has a $35 reduction when the home is within a local fire protection agency.

An in-depth fire protection review of area was conducted and it was determined that CSA 135 meets the requirements for the reduction in the fee as outlined in the law, since fire protection funding is provided by the San Diego County Fire Authority.

Fire officials continue to work with communities across the county to answer their questions and provide guidance and information to residents about the Fee. Homeowners with questions are encouraged to visit or call 1-888-310-6447 for additional information.

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