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Wed July 3, 2013
Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts
Originally published on Wed July 3, 2013 6:13 pm
The wildfire season is expected to intensify and firefighters are facing it with decreasing resources. Federal budget cuts, including the sequester, mean fewer firefighters, less equipment and less spending on prevention.