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Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

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Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

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Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Summer Firefighting Efforts

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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.