Could 5 cents have saved Santa Rosa?
In August of 2014 a large wind-driven wildfire was headed for the town of Weaverville. The “Oregon” fire was incinerating everything in its path. More than 1,000 firefighters were assigned to this fire
On Nov. 7, 2012 a controlled burn, the “5 cent burn” had been conducted at the edge of Weaverville.
The Oregon fire went into the area where the 5 cent burn had been conducted. The fire became much less intense, giving firefighters the ability to stop the fire and save the town.
Clearly controlled burns are a big part of the solution to our fire problem.
— Eric Moore, Felton