Raging Fire Season Highlights Human Cost of Firefighting

Climate Central: Earlier this month, a 20-year-old digging a fire line in the Idaho mountains was killed by a falling tree, making her the 12th person to die in forest firefighting operations around the country this year. When I attended her funeral a few days later, nearly 300 of her fellow U.S. Forest Service firefighters lined up outside Moscow, Idaho's, Church of the Nazarene in their flame-retardant work gear -- shirts the color of sunflowers tucked into rugged, jade-green pants -- and watched bagpipers and......

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