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Season 2 | Episode 8

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Weather, Wildfires, and Climate Change

Last year, Utah saw more than 1,200 human-caused fires, a record number for any single wildfire season. Camp fires, fireworks, target shooting, and dragging chains are some of the biggest culprits. As the state’s climate trends hotter and dryer, we evaluate the push to hold more people accountable, plus the resources available to protect personal property from an ever-growing risk.

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Wildland Firefighting

With the threat of wildfires growing, the need for more wildland firefighters here in Utah is bigger than ever. Meet a former firefighter who says the decision to sign up changed her life. Plus, why she says you should forget about stereotypes when thinking about joining.

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