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Drought-killed trees hazardous for California firefighters
9/26/2018 1:57:05 PM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
Plants & Wildlife
Society & Public Health
AFFECTED AREAS:
Fresno County, CA
Madera County, CA
Mariposa County, CA

Start Date: 9/24/2018 -  
Severe drought killed many of the trees around the Sierra National Forest where firefighters were battling the Oak fire, which burned roughly 400 acres and was 45 percent contained on the morning of Sept. 24, stated Jaime Williams, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The dead trees made firefighting more dangerous, due to falling timber and branches. Los Angeles Times (Calif.), Sept. 24, 2018
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