Re “Wildfires, like drought, grow more intense” (Page 6A, Oct. 12): I’ve always wondered why a company that develops and builds large housing tracts and other types of buildings hasn’t invented a far-reaching sprinkler system attached to the roof of each house? A system that can be turned on during a fast-moving, wind-blown fire so it can wet everything from the top down. The answer I usually get is: “We have smoke detectors in our home.” Inside detectors don’t work if the fire is outside and heading your way. Think about it!
Janice K. Shaw, Turlock