U.S. Forest Service firefighter works on putting out hot spots while fighting the Carstens Fire in the Sierra National Forest near Jerseydale in the Mariposa area in 2013. Forest Service and National Park Service officials are waiting to learn how a federal civilian hiring freeze imposed by President Donald Trump will play out for temporary and on-call firefighters.
U.S. Forest Service firefighter works on putting out hot spots while fighting the Carstens Fire in the Sierra National Forest near Jerseydale in the Mariposa area in 2013. Forest Service and National Park Service officials are waiting to learn how a federal civilian hiring freeze imposed by President Donald Trump will play out for temporary and on-call firefighters. Christopher Winterfeldt AP
U.S. Forest Service firefighter works on putting out hot spots while fighting the Carstens Fire in the Sierra National Forest near Jerseydale in the Mariposa area in 2013. Forest Service and National Park Service officials are waiting to learn how a federal civilian hiring freeze imposed by President Donald Trump will play out for temporary and on-call firefighters. Christopher Winterfeldt AP

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