U.S. spending more than $150 million a week on wildfires

The government is spending more than $150 million a week battling wildfires in the drought-stricken West, and that number “will likely grow in the days and weeks ahead, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Well over 26,000 firefighters and support personnel from federal, state and local agencies are deployed” along with 28 air tankers. In describing work… » Read More

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