DENVER (AP) — The Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires.

As part of the push, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will appear today in Colorado, which has seen its share of wildfires, to propose funding to equal 70 percent of the estimated 10-year average firefighting cost.

The 2015 budget request for firefighting is $2.2 billion, up from $2.1 billion in 2014.

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