Forest-thinning project saved homes but highlights obstacles

This Sept. 27, 2017, photo shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. The thinning of forests in central Oregon has saved homes amid one of the most devastating wildfire seasons in the American West. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)


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