Tulare Fire captain Johnny Garcia, right, leads firefighter Frank Nunez, left, and engineer Eric Ferreira, center background, through a charred hillside putting out spot fires on private property just west of Road 426 near Manzanita Drive where the Courtney Fire burned through homes and forest near Bass Lake. Photographed Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 near Oakhurst. Madera County is considering a new tax to help fund more firefighters.
Tulare Fire captain Johnny Garcia, right, leads firefighter Frank Nunez, left, and engineer Eric Ferreira, center background, through a charred hillside putting out spot fires on private property just west of Road 426 near Manzanita Drive where the Courtney Fire burned through homes and forest near Bass Lake. Photographed Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 near Oakhurst. Madera County is considering a new tax to help fund more firefighters. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com
Tulare Fire captain Johnny Garcia, right, leads firefighter Frank Nunez, left, and engineer Eric Ferreira, center background, through a charred hillside putting out spot fires on private property just west of Road 426 near Manzanita Drive where the Courtney Fire burned through homes and forest near Bass Lake. Photographed Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 near Oakhurst. Madera County is considering a new tax to help fund more firefighters. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ezamora@fresnobee.com

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