A firefighter with Cal Fire chats with crew members of California Department of Corrections at the The Butte Fire last season. Cal Fire already has responded to 240 wildfires since Jan. 1, 2016 and has boosted its staffing by 400 seasonal firefighters statewide. The additional crews will focus on fire prevention, fuel reduction and defensible space programs.
A firefighter with Cal Fire chats with crew members of California Department of Corrections at the The Butte Fire last season. Cal Fire already has responded to 240 wildfires since Jan. 1, 2016 and has boosted its staffing by 400 seasonal firefighters statewide. The additional crews will focus on fire prevention, fuel reduction and defensible space programs. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com
A firefighter with Cal Fire chats with crew members of California Department of Corrections at the The Butte Fire last season. Cal Fire already has responded to 240 wildfires since Jan. 1, 2016 and has boosted its staffing by 400 seasonal firefighters statewide. The additional crews will focus on fire prevention, fuel reduction and defensible space programs. Andrew Seng aseng@sacbee.com

Cal Fire ramps up seasonal staffing to prevent wildfires

March 21, 2016 05:10 PM

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