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Fire crews using '08 lessons ahead of busy Calif. fire season

Forests remain loaded with fuel; most plans for addressing issue in broader way are still in their early stages

By Sean Longoria
The Record Searchlight

REDDING, Calif. — Four years after the catastrophic summer of 2008, fire officials say the brush is drying out and another season is already under way.

Technology has advanced and some of the lessons of that year's lightning fires have led to significant changes in policy and communication. But the forests remain loaded with fuel and most plans for addressing the issue in a broader way are still in their early stages.

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