Don Butz

Fire Chief and Chief Administrator, Lakeside Fire Protection District.

Fire Chief and Chief Administrator with the Lakeside Fire Protection District.

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Native Californians used fire to fight fire for thousands of years, but the cultural burning was virtually banned when settlers arrived.

In Our Backyard No. 4: Fire is part of California’s natural landscape. We’ll always be waiting for the next, inevitable smoke out

Native Californians used fire to fight fire for thousands of years, but the cultural burning was virtually banned when settlers arrived.

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