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Fighting fire with forward thinking

The collaboration that kept the Fish Fire from burning every structure in its path can help protect your property

When a fire reaches near enough 7000 acres with multiple homes scattered inside its borders on the kind of terrain that's more friendly to flames than human feet, how can it be possible that not a single structure was lost?

There are many reasons that the battle against the recent Fish Fire was an astonishing success, but they all boil down to one thing: collaboration.

The agencies responsible for taking care of Wyoming's lands and the people who call it home have worked together for a number of years to reduce the threat posed by wildfires.

Those same agencies are keen to work with landowners...

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