Nebraska lawmakers prepare for 'new normal' of fires

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are rethinking the state's approach to wildfires in the wake of massive summer blazes that threatened property, strained local budgets and disrupted businesses that rely on tourism.

The push to add firefighting resources in the most remote corners of the state comes as forestry officials warn that Nebraska may face a “new normal” of massive wildfires.

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