US Forest Service expands firefighting fleet as West braces for destructive wildfire season

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 20, 2014 - 4:36 PM

DENVER — As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that the U.S. Forest Service was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet ahead of what's expected to be another hot, dry summer in the West.

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