For residents of Mariposa County, last year should have been a key example of the importance of fire protection.
As more than 80,000 acres of the county were charred, firefighters from around California descended upon this area to battle the Detwiler Fire, one of the largest in the history of the county.
Many credit the firefighters for the fire not being even worse as well as the fact there was no loss of life.
But the national news of that fire is something different than the day-to-d...
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