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How to Help Protect Your Home Against Fires

Now that we’re heading into a particularly active fire season, it’s a good time for a refresher on how to help protect your home against these natural disasters. Of course, a lot of this is preparation that needs to be done well before a fire hits, but there are some…

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How to Get Real-Time Fire Updates From Google

Fires are a necessary and natural part of the bush lifecycle, but recent years have seen a drastic increase in the number and severity of uncontrolled wildfires during the summer months — ask any Australian or Californian about that. Thankfully, new tools in Google Search and Google Maps can keep…

The Real Reason California Has More Wildfires Than Finland

The Real Reason California Has More Wildfires Than Finland

US President Donald Trump, garbling something the Finnish president said about forest management, believes that the snowy country has fewer wildfires than California because they rake up leaves in the wilderness. Shockingly, this is not true.