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Fire

'Fire Weather' Is Stoking More Extreme Wildfires

The number of annual 'fire weather' days has increased over the past 50 years, leading to deadlier and more massive fires in the West.

September 2, 2021 - High Country News

Wildfire

Visualizing the Western Drought

Lower-than-average rainfall and reduced snowpacks have led to one of the driest and most dangerous fire seasons in history.

June 23, 2021 - The New York Times

Fire

Orange County Fire Chief on Southern California's Year-Round Fire Season

California has suffered at least 700 wildfires since the beginning of 2016, and that number is only expected to rise this summer. Orange County Fire Chief Jeff Bowman explains what California must do to combat unprecedented risks.

June 23, 2016 - The Planning Report

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