Firefighter Lt. Brandon Gardner walks along a driveway being used as a fire break next to a fire being used to burn out an area between houses and the main fire Okanogan, Wash, in 2015. The Wildland Fires Act of 2017 sponsored by Northwest senators would direct the Forest Service to concentrate fire prevention efforts over the next 10 years on its top 1 percent of fire-prone lands – about 2 million acres that are most at-risk and least-controversial – removing smaller trees and installing fuel breaks between forests and urban areas.
Firefighter Lt. Brandon Gardner walks along a driveway being used as a fire break next to a fire being used to burn out an area between houses and the main fire Okanogan, Wash, in 2015. The Wildland Fires Act of 2017 sponsored by Northwest senators would direct the Forest Service to concentrate fire prevention efforts over the next 10 years on its top 1 percent of fire-prone lands – about 2 million acres that are most at-risk and least-controversial – removing smaller trees and installing fuel breaks between forests and urban areas. Elaine Thompson AP file
Firefighter Lt. Brandon Gardner walks along a driveway being used as a fire break next to a fire being used to burn out an area between houses and the main fire Okanogan, Wash, in 2015. The Wildland Fires Act of 2017 sponsored by Northwest senators would direct the Forest Service to concentrate fire prevention efforts over the next 10 years on its top 1 percent of fire-prone lands – about 2 million acres that are most at-risk and least-controversial – removing smaller trees and installing fuel breaks between forests and urban areas. Elaine Thompson AP file

How to fight Northwest wildfires? Bill would focus on most at-risk forests

October 22, 2017 04:33 AM

UPDATED October 20, 2017 04:36 PM

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