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LA County Fire Department hiring questioned in probe




Firefighters work to fight the Colby Fire in the mountains near Glendora. The blaze burned over 1,700 acres, according to LA County Fire.
Firefighters work to fight the Colby Fire in the mountains near Glendora. The blaze burned over 1,700 acres, according to LA County Fire.
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Nearly 95 percent of the applicants for jobs with the LA County Fire Department are turned away.

These are well-paid and highly-coveted positions. The department says they hire based purely on merit. But a new LA Times investigation reveals there may be some nepotism at play as well. For more, LA Times reporter Paul Pringle joins Take Two.

See the LA Times investigation: Relative Advantage