avoid or prevent (something undesirable).

Many decades ago scenes like this were often

seen in rural ares as local fire brigades

burnt excess grass along roads to create a firebreak

and prevent the spread or start of grass fires.

As the green lobby gained more power

and less controlled burning has been allowed,

these scenes became less frequent.

What has become more frequent are

uncontrolled wildfires, bushfires and grass fires.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Obviate


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