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Creative accounting 

Air tankers and helicopters used for wildland firefighting cost between $2,350 and $12,000 an hour to operate, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The Forest Service helps cover increased firefighting expenses by “borrowing” funds from other programs, like trail maintenance.

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