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Nevada’s firefighting budget is in decent shape; feds’ isn’t

While the federal government is running short on money to fight wildfires, Nevada State Forester Pete Anderson says this state is in decent shape financially despite an above-average year for fire activity. One of Nevada’s big advantages in paying for fighting wildfires, he said, is that the costs are divided up according to who owns the land that’s burning. “Eighty-seven percent of the state, roughly, is federal,” Anderson said. “So most of our responses are on federal land, and we get reimbursed.” The Carpenter fire on Mount Charleston in Clark County this year is an example, he said. Nevada’s share …

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