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How are California firefighters faring amid drought conditions?

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File: A firefighter monitors the Colby Fire burning for a second day on a hillside above Highway 39 in Azusa, California. Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images

While communities are bracing for changes along the coast, California is also preparing to deal with long term climate problems inland. The state is still experiencing drought conditions with an increased risk of wildfire.

It's so bad that state agency — Cal Fire — has already maxed out the number of seasonal firefighters they're going to hire this season. They don't usually do that until June.

We're joined now by Daniel Berlant, spokesman with Cal Fire.

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