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Wildfire risks fail to slow home growth

Diana Hefley and Scott North of The (Everett) Herald used state and local data to show that "the areas of Snohomish County with the highest potential for wildfires are home to more than 5,500 people, most relatively new arrivals. ... Since 2000 an average of 100 new houses and mobile homes have sprouted in the fire-prone areas each year."

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