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As California’s wildfires get more destructive, homeowners are spending thousands on elaborate individual safety systems.
But if even one house catches alight, an entire neighborhood may still burn.
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Perceived protections like freeways or firebreaks are no match for embers in the air. The hot, dry winds of California are an unstoppable force.
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The wine country fires in 2017 revealed how the weakest links in a neighborhood can cost everyone.
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Ultimately, individual house protections won’t work as well as a community approach, experts told reporter @JosephSerna.
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If you’re planning to safeguard your home and neighborhood against fire embers, here’s our 3D animated guide on how to start.  https://lat.ms/2IkULrC 


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