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Study: The West has many wildfires, but too few prescribed burns

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has laid the blame for out-of-control California wildfires on the state's "gross mismanagement" of its forests. Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pointed the finger at "environmental terrorist groups."

But according to a new study, the federal government is not doing enough to control the threat of wildfire in the West.

Despite years of scientific research pointing to prescribed or "controlled" burns as a successful method

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