With warming temperatures and less frequent rains, we can defend our communities by considering fire risk in where we build and how we allocate firefighting resources.

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Perspectives from local leaders:

"While fighting wildfires is inherently dangerous, the construction of more homes in more remote locations makes it even more challenging and costly to protect lives and prevent property loss while safeguarding our firefighters. As wildfire conditions worsen in coming decades, we need to better integrate fire risk assessment into our land use planning decisions along and near the wildland-urban interface."

Thom Porter

Assistant Region Chief (formerly San Diego Unit Chief), CAL FIRE Southern Region

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