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Cal Fire adapts to reduced crews, supertanker changes

Engine crews were shrunk from four to three firefighters and the DC-10 supertanker has been virtually grounded


By Dylan Darling
The Record Searchlight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Cuts in Sacramento have changed how the state's fire department battles blazes.

But shrinking engine crews from four to three firefighters and the virtual grounding of the DC-10 supertanker shouldn't change the effectiveness of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, agency officials said.

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