Communities have struggled to find funding to clear brush and make neighborhoods more safe from fires. Here, firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck in Oroville, Calif.

TOPSHOT – Butte county firefighters watch as flames tower over their truck during the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. – Dangerous dry winds whipped up California’s record-breaking wildfires and ignited new blazes, as hundreds were evacuated by helicopter and tens of thousands were plunged into darkness by power outages across the western United States. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)