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The three largest forest fires in state history have all menaced Rim Country. Fighting a fire can cost twice as much per acre burned as thinning that same acre.

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Dan Eckstein squinted up the steep slope crowded with towering, bushy junipers close on the edge of Payson. Then he casually touched the tip of his flaming torch to the closest branch.

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