Fire is a fact of life in Lassen County – Wildland ecosystems are fire dependent and need fire to survive. However, homes and communities in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) – May be surrounded by woods, dense brush and combustible vegetation that fuels wildfires. This increases the risk if serious loss of human life, homes, assets, property, and natural resources. During a wildfire, protecting human life and property – Takes priority over saving valuable forests, watersheds, and wildlife habitats. Homes may be saved, but the beautiful environment surrounding them is often lost. Who’s Responsible? You, Me, All of Us!