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PHOTOS: Mulching after mountain fire

Helimulching, using straw dropped by helicopter, is designed to protect the ground and retain moisture in burned areas to help vegetation recover after a forest fire. There are nine sites on Mount Charleston damaged in the Carpenter 1 Fire that are slated for mulching.

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