Why This Community Is Fighting Wildfires By Setting Fire To Itself
Last month, Dean Hunt set fire to his own land. He waited until the weather was just right ― sunny, clear skies and relatively dry ― for the fire to spread quickly, licking up the dense grasses blanketing the steep mountain. When the flames died down, they left a layer of ash. This wasn’t a case of reckless destruction; Hunt was trying to save his land.