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Fire Grid
IDEA BY: Aaron A LOCATION: Canada CATEGORY: Environment/Sustainability

ENTRY TITLE

Fire Grid
IDEA BY: Aaron A
LOCATION: Canada
CATEGORY: Environment/Sustainability

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Logging companies could be government persuaded and subsidized to harvest clear-cut grid lines about 1 square kilometre apart to act as fire breaks, primarily in forest fire prone areas.

Much like hydro lines are done, only of a more appropriate width to minimize fire jumping, even bulldozing the ground cover. In this way firefighters could focus on containing the perimeter and allow the patch to even burn itself out. There are long term strategies for brainstorming. An approach like this should save life, timber, and minimize fire pollution. As an added benefit it would make it difficult for anyone to get lost in the woods because each intersection could be marked with coordinates.