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A sometimes controversial thinning project saved Alpine from the Wallow Fire. This image shows how firefighters used the strip of thinned trees to stop the rush of a crown fire.

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Thinning saved 100s of homes

Wallow Fire underscored danger facing Rim Country

Five years worth of sometimes-controversial tree thinning projects saved hundreds of homes in Alpine, Springerville and Greer from the ravages of the Wallow Fire, a just-released Forest Service report has concluded.

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