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California Firefighters Ready for Severe Fire Season

Years of drought have put California at risk of a serious fire season, and firefighters in Hemet, California, are training to be ready for the next big wildfire. Record high temperatures in May led to serious wildfires near San Diego, months before the fire season is usually under way. This followed nearly three years of drought and the driest year on record in 2013.   The drought left the brush tinder-dry, said Captain Richard Cordova, a spokesman for the California Department of...

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