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Goats helping prevent fires in Roseville

Hundreds of goats are helping fight fires in Roseville. The goats are eating up dry grass and invasive plants in vacant areas throughout the city.

Hundreds of goats are helping fight fires in Roseville. The goats are eating up dry grass and invasive plants in vacant areas throughout the city.

Goats provide an innovative, environmentally sensitive way to eliminate fire hazards such as grass by keeping open space vegetation under control.

The goats eat up to an acre of vegetation a day. They are kept in an electrical fence and accompanied by a herd dog. Goats change locations throughout the open space as they finish eating the vegetation in one location and are needed in another.

You can track the location of the goats with "Goat Tracker" provided by the The City of Roseville website.