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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.

Perceived protections like freeways or firebreaks are no match for embers in the air. The hot, dry winds of California are an unstoppable force.

The wine country fires in 2017 revealed how the weakest links in a neighborhood can cost everyone.

Ultimately, individual house protections won’t work as well as a community approach, experts told reporter @JosephSerna.

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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