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[–] ElementalPee 0 points 108 points (+108|-0) ago 

I don't know anything about Firewatch, but it is absolutely not true that wildfires aren't stopped with more fires. They do that all the time. Firefighters will burn a section on purpose so that when the wildfire reaches it, there's nothing there for it to consume and continue spreading.

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[–] Gravspeed 0 points 54 points (+54|-0) ago 

That's what they call a back blaze. It's really the only effective way to contain a wildfire.

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[–] eongoat 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

In addition to back burns, heavy brush/growth is intentionally burned called prescribed fires, all over the U.S. This is to prevent out of control blazes from sparking from a lightning strike etc but also for restoring the habitat. They do this several miles from me in a wetlands park that I live near.

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[–] xobodox 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Not only that. . . But, some fires are put out with explosions.

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[–] goatfarmn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You mean lots of little ones is better to contain one big one? WTF?

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[–] SChalice 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Backburn and controlled fires get out of control all the time.

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[–] EndTheFed2 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

Good guy with a gun is only way to stop bad guy with a gun

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[–] Landrictree 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just keep sending good guys with knives until the bad guys run out of ammo.

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[–] Totally-Not-A-Troll 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

If I may quote you...

Good guy with a ( knife / water balloon, pepper spray, sword, happy thoughts...)

You are right NOTHING else seems to work with that sentence.

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[–] Jay_Mac 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Here in N Carolina we do controlled burns to prevent wildfires.

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[–] Troll 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Came here to post this. Scorched earth doesn't spread the fire.