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Kyl seeks removal of trees burned by Arizona fire

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl is proposing legislation that he says would accelerate the removal of dead and dying trees in certain areas burned by the massive Wallow Fire.

The fire burned 841 square miles in eastern Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, destroying 32 homes and four rental cabins.

Kyl says his bill would help prevent future fires by reducing fuels on the ground, improve the forest’s health and provide economic benefits.

Under the Arizona Republican’s bill, the timber removal would only occur in designated management areas around communities and have to be completed within 18 months of the legislation’s enactment.

Revenue would be used to help pay for forest restoration work in the forest.

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