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Camp Fireproof

NPR's Jeff Brady reports that the West is bracing for what is expected to be another very bad wildfire season. He visits a youth camp where staff is busy creating "defensible space" against fire by clearing away trees and brush that is growing too near buildings.

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Jeff Brady is a National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia, where he covers energy issues and climate change. Brady helped establish NPR's environment and energy collaborative which brings together NPR and Member station reporters from across the country to cover the big stories involving the natural world.