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Wildfire Experts Push Reducing WUI Risk

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Preparing For Wildfires

In this July 24, 2014 aerial photo, homes that were spared stand next to homes that were burned by wildfires in Pateros, Wash. Fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks can sometimes make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground, as well as factors such as the design and materials used in the home itself. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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Preparing For Wildfires

This Aug. 19, 2014 photo provided by Peggy Kelly shows her home, unscathed after a wildfire burned grass and singed trees around it several weeks earlier near Okanogan, Wash. Peggy and Noble Kelly credited firefighters, luck and proactive steps they had taken to reduce wildfire risk: clearing brush, thinning trees, keeping their grass low, constructing a metal roof and choosing a rock garden rather than other vegetation near their deck. (AP Photo/Peggy Kelly)

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Preparing For Wildfires

In this July 18, 2014 photo, the sun shines through smoke-filled air above a home and vehicles destroyed by a wildfire in Pateros, Wash. Fire experts say simple actions like clearing brush around a home or removing pine needles from decks can sometimes make the difference in whether a house survives or burns to the ground, as well as factors such as the design and materials used in the home itself. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)