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Wildfires near U.S. forests eat up funds


By Patty Henetz
The Salt Lake Tribune

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All of those dream homes that are sprouting up at the edge of national forests in the West are creating a nightmare for the U.S. Forest Service.

Increasingly, the federal agency is raiding its bank account to douse wildfires at the expense of some of the public's favorite outdoor programs.

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