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Ed Armenta, district ranger, points to areas in the Rim Country that are currently being maintained as buffer zones or firebreaks to protect small communities from wildfires.

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Forest tour reveals gains and dangers

Death. Disaster. Dismay. The huddle of forest lovers and managers could feel the menace, gathered thickly on every side in a tangled stand of crowded pines and stunted oaks along the Control Road close by Tonto Village.

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