Big Creek Lumber’s wildfire battle chronicled by Wall Street Journal

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Photo: Wall Street Journal via LMC.

“As fire roared down a hillside of redwood and Douglas-fir trees here in August, the Mccrary family readied itself once again to be a last line of defense.”

That’s how the Wall Street Journal opens its story of Big Creek Lumber’s battle against the August CZU Lightning Complex fires in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

The Journal shares 74-year-old Big Creek Lumber‘s efforts to save a sawmill and more than 200 jobs, and how it looks to rebuild to withstand increasingly hotter and faster wildfires.

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While the Journal’s story requires a subscription, they did offer the story and photos to LMC to share on its website.

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