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Busy Wildfire Season Puts Strain on Fire Bosses

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Busy Wildfire Season Puts Strain on Fire Bosses

Busy Wildfire Season Puts Strain on Fire Bosses

Busy Wildfire Season Puts Strain on Fire Bosses

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Last week, more than 4,000 fire bosses mobilized 15,000 firefighters in the Western United States. So far, there have been enough managers to cover all major fires. But there is increasing concern about the dwindling supply of trained and experienced supervisors to direct and assist teams of firefighters. NPR's Howard Berkes reports for Morning Edition.

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