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Historically, fighting fires that erupt in the wilderness or natural, undeveloped areas involved detection by human eyes—professionals stationed at lookout towers—and surveillance via manned aircraft. Once a wildfire was detected, putting it out entailed hand tools, helicopters and planes dropping flame retardant and water, or fire trucks in more accessible areas. While these methods still largely comprise how wildfires are fought, new conditions due to climate chang…

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