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more routine wildfires are changing the Western USA

preparing homes to withstand crown fires

doc-titleAs big wildfires become routine, communities face cascading consequences
quoteCommunities that clear brush and other fuel away from homes, require fire-resistant roofs and provide firefighters with defensible space, like Secesh Meadows in 2007 and Wilderness Ranch in 2012, can survive even fast-spreading crown fires.
sourceIdaho Statesman article on increasing wildfires in the US West