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    D.C. wildfire funds rebuked, then restored

    Congressional lawmakers Wednesday rebuked the Forest Service for spending stimulus forest firefighting money on D.C. green-jobs programs, but gave the city the money anyway.

Firefighters watch over a backfire they set Tuesday on a hillside off Grimes Canyon in Fillmore, Calif. The Senate has rejected a $500 million fund for "wildland fire mitigation" in the nation's capital.

    Senate rejects wildfire funds for D.C. parks

    The Senate this week told the Obama administration to stop spending stimulus bill wildland firefighting money on urban parks in the nation's capital.

  • A helicopter makes a water drop on the fire line in the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    EXCLUSIVE: Forest fire funds aid D.C. festivals

    The U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will spend nearly $2.8 million in forest-fire-fighting money in Washington — a city with no national forests and where the last major fire was probably lit by British troops in 1814.

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