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Home safety first step
in wildfire risk reduction

It is gratifying to see front-page treatment given to the important topic of home hardening in “New ways to protect homes from wildfires,” (Page A1, June 17). Too much emphasis has been put on extensive fuel reduction to reduce wildfire risk.

Fuel reduction may have its place when conducted close to communities and to safeguard evacuation routes. Still, no amount of fuel reduction will prevent wind-driven fires that result from the heat and drought we are experiencing due to climate change. No amount of fuel reduction will

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