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Firefighter Nicole White works to protect a home from the Pilot Fire burning in Hesperia, Calif. on Aug. 9, 2016. (Dan Tuffs/KPCC)MoreCloseclosemore
Firefighter Nicole White works to protect a home from the Pilot Fire burning in Hesperia, Calif. on Aug. 9, 2016. (Dan Tuffs/KPCC)

This year California has seen more than 5,800 wildfires consume nearly 800 square miles of mountain, desert and rural terrain.

Once the flames are tamed, though, the job is far from over.

Sharon McNary from KPCC in Los Angeles went out to the Pilot Fire last month in San Bernardino County and met the people who make sure the fire stays out.

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Sharon McNary, infrastructure reporter for Southern California Public Radio. She tweets @KPCCsharon.

This segment aired on September 13, 2016.

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