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Published August 27, 2013, 04:20 PM

Squelching Sierra fires left forest ready to burn

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.

By: BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press TRACIE CONE, Associated Press, Associated Press

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