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Potential Wildfire Warning for Area Homeowners

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With not much moisture this past winter experts are warning the public to be remove brush around their homes.

"This vegetation type is famous in western Nevada for supporting some really intense wildfires. We call it a big sagebrush, bitter brush type."

Natural resource specialist Ed Smith says those plants burn fiercely and becomes more hazardous over time because it can accumulate a lot of dead wood.

He says weather, topography and fuel control a wildfire's behavior - and we can only change fuels.

For a complete list wildfire safety tips and ways to build defensible space around your home, go to http://www.livingwithfire.info/

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