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Greater Novato Shaded Fuel Break Gains Press Attention

May 8, 2023
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On May 5-8th, four articles regarding MWPA's upcoming Greater Novato Shaded Fuel Break were published in local and Bay Area news sources.

In an article in the Marin Independent Journal, "Marin fire agencies to create massive fire buffer around Novato", Will Houston writes...

One of Marin County’s largest fire prevention projects set to begin this summer is aiming to encircle the city of Novato with a protective buffer against future wildfires.

Over the next five years, the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority and Novato Fire District plan to create a 60-mile-long, up to 300-foot-wide shaded fuel break around the city. The fuel break and related fire fuel reduction work will cover more than 3,000 acres and will run alongside 5,200 residences on the outer edges of the city.

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority Executive Director Mark Brown said these fuel breaks work to influence fire behavior, namely by preventing the spread of fires into neighborhoods and allowing firefighters to access fires more easily.

Click for the full article: READ THE ARTICLE in the Marin IJ

More articles:

How massive wildfire break around this Bay Area city could protect thousands of homes by Cornell Barnard- ABC7

Marin County to create 60-mile fire break around Novato by John Ramos- CBS Bay Area

North Bay Crews Work to Prevent Wildfires Ahead of Summer by Christie Smith - NBC Bay Area

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