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CAL FIRE Chief Jim Mathias stands near Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone shaded fuel break. “We needed to create a defensive line where we could stop the main fire. It gives us a fighting chance,” said Chief Mathias.

CAL FIRE Chief Jim Mathias stands near Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone shaded fuel break. “We needed to create a defensive line where we could stop the main fire. It gives us a fighting chance,” said Chief Mathias. Photo credit: Laura Petersen