A firebreak is a gap in vegetation or other combustible material that acts as a barrier to slow or stop the progress of a bushfire or wildfire.
The world’s most expensive firebreak was created when the whole of Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco was dynamited to stop the spread of fire resulting from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
It’s a dilemma that decision makers in the establishment face.
The VIP paedophile scandal goes right to the top, the very top. If left ‘unmanaged’ everything will be exposed but who to burn in order to protect them from an inferno that leaves nothing? Too near the top and too powerful and it might become too hot at the very top, too far away and the rot will not be perceived dealt with by the public.