Over the years the owners of Paxton have been on a path to become firewise. Team leader had meetings with Firewise and Cal fire to walk site and recommend what we need to do to become as protected as possible. We feel we did a great job to date by fuel reduction, thinning out hillsides and flat areas, sealing the structures to earth, creating access to fight a fire and so on. This Dixie fire tested our efforts and we did not lose a single structure. We are not where we want to be yet, our goal is to continue the above mentioned efforts but to also set up an additional 9000 gallons of water and build a pond to catch our spring overflow to allow us to have up to 150,000 gallons of additional water. We have 6 cabins, 5 houses, three sheds, a shop and lodge and we did not have any damage and only lost a small section of trees near the river. It was a lot of factors, including the firefighters efforts that allowed us to escape this fire.