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Preventing California megafires: Drought, forest overgrowth among concerns

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A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 near Groveland, California.
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A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 near Groveland, California.

From Capitol Public Radio, Amy Quinton looks at what needs be done to better prevent megafires.

With drought, comes an increased fire risk.

California may see big, more dangerous fires more often.

One problem is that many of our forests have become overgrown with trees and homes have been built too close to them.

From Capitol Public Radio, Amy Quinton looks at what needs be done to better prevent megafires. 
 

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