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Va upgrades forestry firefighting equipment

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Forestry is improving its ability to respond to wildfires thanks to upgrades to its firefighting equipment. Officials say the agency added several new pieces of equipment to its suppression fleet. The equipment, including five new brush trucks and four new tractor plows, is valued at nearly $1.3 million. The new brush trucks replace military-type...

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