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Montana Firefighting Funds Running Out Amid Budget Woes05:20

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Montana wildfire crews are mourning the death of a firefighter there on Wednesday. It's the second firefighter death in two weeks, during a fire season that some say is the state's worst in years. There are so many fires that the money allocated to fight them is running out.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears more about conditions in the state from John Tubbs, director of the Montana State Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

This segment aired on August 3, 2017.


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