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Calif. may get $900 mil. to fight fires

September 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
California could be getting more than $900 million to fight brush fires.Congress has just approved emergency federal funding. But President Bush still needs to sign the measure.

The firefighting budget has been depleted by an unusually active fire season this year. In June, firefighters battled some 2,000 lightning-sparked fires in Northern California.


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