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Stimulus funds to cut wildfire risk

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$350,000 will improve firebreaks on the Hoosier National Forest

By Vince Luecke

TELL CITY - A portion of the massive federal spending program intended to stimulate the nation's economy will help reduce the risk of damaging wildfires in the Hoosier National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service will receive $350,000 to reduce downed trees near firebreaks designed to keep fires within the forest in check.

The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was announced last month by U. S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  


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