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How might federal budget cuts impact California's fire season?




Firefighters contain the Springs Fire that spread to 48,000 square acres on May 3rd, 2013.
Firefighters contain the Springs Fire that spread to 48,000 square acres on May 3rd, 2013.
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Yesterday on the program we told you about the challenges ahead this year as the West braces for a fire season with fewer firefighters , thanks to federal budget cuts. So, what does this mean for firefighters here in Southern California and how are they bracing for future battles?

For more on that we're joined once again by Bill Nash, public information officer for the Ventura County Fire Department
 

NASA's before/after images of burn scars in Southern California:

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