The gates to the Goats R Us ranch in Orinda, CA.

East Bay property owners rent goats for fire prevention

on May 5, 2015

California is very, very dry these days. And with fire season around the corner, some property owners in the East Bay are turning to an unusual fire prevention technique: goats. Thousands of rented goats roam the hills about Berkeley and Oakland, working through the days and nights to prevent the spread of wildfires. Rachel Hiles has their story; click the audio player below to listen.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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