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White House calls for firefighting funds after near-record costs

White House calls for firefighting funds after near-record costs Devastating wildfires like the giant that is still chewing through Big Sur are driving the nation’s firefighting costs to unprecedented levels, prompting the Obama administration to say the government is ill-equipped to handle the increasingly busy fire seasons of the historically dry West. White House Budget Director Shaun Donovan on Tuesday called on Congress to better fund the U.
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