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Firefighters' Work Continues Even After A Wildfire Is Declared Contained


The job of fighting wildfires isn't over after the fire is declared contained.  Firefighters frequently stand guard over fire zones for days after the flames have been extinguished, watching for smoldering "flare-ups" that can re-ignite a fire.  NPR's midday news program "Here & Now" aired this report from Sharon McNary, who visited firefighters as they watched over the remnants of last month's Pilot Fire .

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