Forest Service heads into ominous wildfire season facing budget strains, tanker troubles

  • by: MICHAEL R. BLOOD , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 2, 2014 - 7:15 PM

LOS ANGELES — With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

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