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Last updated 3/1/2018 at 6:50am

Chuck Reeder, right, Zack English, center, and Zeke Maletych haul out another prize future teepee pole nicely stripped of foliage.

FALLBROOK - Neighbors Josh Corbin and Dale New agreed a cluster of 30-foot high eucalyptus shoots near their property line was a fire hazard. Regrowth from trees that had burned in the 2002 Gavilan Fire, their presence was beginning to make both the Corbin and New families exceedingly nervous as they saw the shoots being blown about wildly by this winter's dry Santa Ana winds.

New, having helped to save his own home and those of his neighbors on Santa Margarita Drive during the big fire, knew firsthand just how flammable eucalyptus could be under such conditions.

But New, as a former Boy S...

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