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GREENOUGH, MT – JUNE 14: Helmville, Montana volunteer fire department firefighter Dean Phillips (R) and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation firefighter Will Wood (L) tell their instructor Jesse Hauer (C) how they will attack a fire during a live fire training at the Lubrecht Forest Camp June 14, 2007 in Greenough, Montana. In preparation for what is expected to be a busy fire season, Montana state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) held its annual week long Interagency Wildland Fire Engine Academy which prepares firefighters for the upcoming fire season with refresher courses in fire attack and fire strategy. Fire crews come from as far as Helena, Montana to participate in the training. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.