Congress seeks wildfire prevention bill ahead of new burning season

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Congress seeks wildfire prevention bill ahead of new burning season

Fires burned 9.6 million acres in 2017, costing $2.9 billion
An air tanker drops retardant while battling a wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., in July 2017. A U.S. House bill seeks to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to focus more on prevention of wildfires rather than emergency responses.

Congress seeks wildfire prevention bill ahead of new burning season

An air tanker drops retardant while battling a wildfire near Mariposa, Calif., in July 2017. A U.S. House bill seeks to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to focus more on prevention of wildfires rather than emergency responses.
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