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Forest Service suspends policy of letting fires burn

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Because of large fires this summer in the West and South, and the need to conserve resources, the US Forest Service has directed forest supervisors to attack and stop fires as soon as possible.

While this is not a long-term policy change, it is a different way of looking at things for the rest of this year. Superior East National Forest Fire Management Officer Patti Johnson discussed the chance with WTIP's Roger Linehan.