What can homeowners do about getting brush cleared on public land that backs up to their property? My homeowners insurance was cancelled this year. They cited brush in too close proximity to the property. Isn't there any sort of local or state ordnance that dictates and provides for fire safety - if the builder was allowed to build homes in that environment, isn't anyone responsible for ensuring some minimum fire break that insurance companies need to accept? Bottom line is this is not about money, it's about safety. Since I bought my home two years ago, no one has been behind my property maintaining that fire line, and the brush is getting thicker. I don't "think" I'm allowed to go down there with a chainsaw; it's public land to my knowledge (top of Mckvicker Canyon).