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After coming in $400 million over budget following last year's busy fire season, the US Forest Service is altering its approach and may let more fires burn instead of attacking every one. The move brings the agency more in line with the National Parks Service and answers critics who said the agency wasted money and endangered firefighters by battling fires in remote areas that posed little or no danger to property or critical habitat.