I’d like to send out a thank you to Sierra Pacific Industries for its work in creating a fire break on Musser Ridge, and for extending a helping hand to a neighborhood in need.

Living on Little Browns Creek, we have only one road in and out of the valley, but SPI has stepped up to provide us with an emergency alternative.

Yesterday we met with Keith Greenwood from SPI and were given a guided tour of the emergency route that has been approved by our local emergency agencies, which they will open and appropriately mark should the need ever arise. This is a potential life-saver, especially when Sierra Pacific’s lands are currently closed to public use.

Crossing Musser Ridge it was evident how much work has been put into creating the fuel break. Having a 300-foot-wide fuel break on Musser Ridge will allow for firefighters to hopefully stop a fire from blowing eastward with the prevailing winds into our neighborhood.

Great work, SPI, and thank you for not using chemicals to achieve that in our watershed.

It’s so good to know that our lives and property are a top priority. Thank you, Sierra Pacific, and thank you, Keith Greenwood!

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