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Slopes present unique wild fire danger.


Give some thought to this picture if you have anything valuable below, on, or above a slope. The risks of fire include:

  • Fire moving very fast up slope making it very difficult to prevent total destruction on or on top of the slope.

  • After the burn, because the soil can become hydrophobic (repels water and does not allow it to soak into the ground) it presents a risk of erosion and even landslide with enough rain and enough soil destruction (hydrophobicity).

  • There is a risk of objects (wood, branches) catching fire, and rolling down the slope, igniting fire below.

  • It's important to have all of this in mind when thinning your land.

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