Senate hearing wildfires urged help bolster firefighting capabilities

Reuters: Lawmakers were urged to boost federal funding for local wildfire prevention efforts at a meeting in Seattle on Thursday during a summer that has seen scores of major blazes across the drought-parched West. Fire experts were addressing the field hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held in Washington state, which has experienced its largest cluster of deadly fires on record. Michael Medler, chair of environmental studies at Western Washington University, said increasing......

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