Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

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New York Post—LOS ANGELES — B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life if his creation could prevent someone from being electrocuted by a downed live wire

Point of View: Prescribed fire helps prevent wildfires, conserves wildlife in Florida. Florida has extremely proactive “prescribed fire” programs. These aggressive prescribed fire programs prevent wicked wildfires like the ones sweeping through California.