Emergency Crews Get Ready for Hazardous Summer Conditions

First responders and firefighters are prepping to fight powerful wildfires and raging whitewater this season.

Take a little extra care out there as hiking season ramps up. Not only does abundant dry grass raise the risk for damaging wildfires, but heavy Sierra winter snowpack translates to swollen waterways as all that snow melts, reports Sierra Star. California fire crews have been training for action and setting controlled burns, while swiftwater rescuers are training to prevent drownings.