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.
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