Indigenous lessons to battle wildfires

A slice of forest that was scorched by fire in 2021, in West Kelowna, British Columbia. — ©️2023 The New York Times Company

THE wildfire was blazing a clear path toward a Canadian lakeside tourist spot in British Columbia with a population of 222,000 people.

The fire advanced on the city of Kelowna for 19 days, consuming 976ha hectares of forest. But at the suburban fringes, it encountered a fire prevention zone and sputtered, burning just a single house.

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