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Legislation would make it easier to use controlled burns to reduce wildfire fuel

A bill currently awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature would increase legal protections for private entities setting controlled fires, paving the way for more prescribed burns as a wildfire suppression tool. Prescribed burns can break down potential wildfire fuel — such as downed trees — and reduce the spread of wildfires. Professionals setting prescribed burns — […]