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Fuel breaks saved lives during the Camp Fire. They can spare California from future devastation

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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In the relentless battle against wildfires in California, it’s clear that agencies and landowners must prioritize and implement wildfire prevention measures while continuing to build and maintain firefighting resources. Fuel breaks have emerged as an effective approach to wildfire suppression, and it’s vital these projects move forward expeditiously on private and public lands. If strategically placed, these areas of reduced vegetation can slow the spread of wildfires, buying wildland firefighters more time to get ahead of rapidly developing wildfires. Fuel breaks are critical buffers to protect infrastructure such as homes,...

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