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Firebreak only part of answer

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Virginia Moran in the July 28 Reader Input was correct about the proposal to enact a new ordinance requiring neighbors to cut vegetation on their property to protect people’s adjacent structures. The people next to the grassy field have done little to protect themselves on their own property from fires. They have wooden fences along their property lines or no fences at all. All the grass cutting will only slow down a fire that comes from the south while doing nothing about the wooded area north of them. What will burn that neighborhood again is a fire that starts some distance away in heavy fuels and throws burning embers on the property. Even Auburn’s fire break will do little if a fire comes out of the canyon. Calvin Guin, Auburn