Speech to Text for Local agencies are trying to prevent another Penninger Fire from happening
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protect her home during the chaos. andryanna says: "fire departments and agencies can't do anything about the wind that helps fires spread. but fire district 3 says it can reduce the amount of dry grass and brush that helps feed it." since last year, many of the plants scorched by the penninger fire have come back. but fire district 3 says with the help of different agencies in central point and jackson county, they've been able to cut or clear a lot of the brush around the greenway and the expo. justin says: "it's very important to keep any area of a wildlland area maintained and keep the over grown brush and trees and all that cleared out. that's what really fuels a big fire like this is it can move from tree to tree to tree or grass that is continuous." fire district three's deputy chief justin bates says the community can help keep fires from spreading too. it's as simple as making sure you have that defensible space around your home. in fact he says its one of the most important wants to keep your home safe if a fire like the penninger fire sparks. justin says: "most damages that happen to a house in a fire like this is caused by embers that are flighing in the wind. not necessarily like the fire hitting your hosue. so that grass around your house, the pine needles in your gutters can catch an ember and that's what really starts a fire most of the times in somebody's home." andryanna says: "fire district 3 says if you want to make sure you have a defensible space around your house, you can give them a call. they'll walk around your home and check to make sure you have a defensible space. in central point, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12." on