Proactive fuel breaks protect nearly $1 billion in homes, infrastructure during Summit County wildfire

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By Holly Krake
Special to The SUN
When the Buffalo Fire sparked on the White River National Forest on June 12, the flames stopped short of nearly 1,400 residences near Silverthorne. But, it wasn’t just the air support from firefighting helicopters and tankers and the more than 150 firefighters on scene that helped prevent a catastrophe in two small mountain subdivisions.

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