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Budget cuts cause shortage of funds to fight wildfires

Only $50 million remain for the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires. The agency is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap. Sequestration forced cuts of 500 firefighters and 50 engines.

Tags: Forest Service , budget , USDA

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