A $45 Sprinkler That Can Help Save Your Home From Wildfires

Last summer, a wildfire close to Logan Lake, a small community of 2000 in British Columbia, threatened residents with losing their homes and commercial buildings.

Residents were ordered to evacuate when the August 2021 Tremont Creek wildfire rapidly started heading their way. Surrounded by forests and large tracts of land heavily impacted by the mountain pine beetle, the community was ripe for the taking by fire.

However, a novel approach devised by the local fire chief, Dan Leighton, prevented a catastrophe.