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Members of the California National Guard's Task Force Rattlesnake clear brush and small trees to reduce the likelihood of a high-intensity wildfire. Max Whittaker for NPR hide caption

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Hotter climate means a never-ending fire season for the National Guard

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A helicopter contracted by the province drops water on a hot spot in Yankeetown, Nova Scotia. Communications Nova Scotia/The Canadian Press via AP hide caption

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This is Canada's worst fire season in modern history — but it's not new

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