Firewise: Wise and not-so-wise examples

firewise landscaping
TOP: Residents of the Forest Ridge subdivision, south of Wenatchee, used Firewise.org -recommended techniques to create a natural, fire-resistant landscape to keep any wildfires burning slowly and low to the ground.
BOTTOM: An untended overgrowth of grasses, brush and small trees along this road (also near Wenatchee) could help a wildfire grow larger and spread quickly. PHOTO: DNR.