Wildfire threat becomes tool to fight home builders
Last updated 7/28/2022 at 3:19pm
Michael Phillis and Suman Naishadham
The Associated Press
Preston Brown knows the risk of wildfire that comes with living in the rural, chaparral-lined hills of San Diego County. He’s lived there for 21 years and evacuated twice.
That’s why he fiercely opposed a plan to build more than 1,100 homes in a fire-prone area, which he said would be difficult to evacuate safely. Brown sits on the local planning commission, and he said the additional people would clog the road out.
“It’s a very rough area,” Brown said. “We have fires all the time now.”
Opponents like Brown, a member...