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When Water Works with Fire: FireSmart Lake Sonoma

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We learned that homes can be “fuel for the fire,” or they can be a place where firefighters can make a stand.  We now understand that roads can be death traps for people trying to escape, or that along with landscape interventions, they can be shaded fuel breaks that slow fire and allow it to be beneficial for the landscape.  We were struck by stories that fire is not just an ancient tool for vegetation management by the native tribes here in California, but even in the 1950s was a much more standard tool - and that while fire is to be respected, it is a vital part of California life.

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