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Forest Service warns of budget cuts ahead of a risky wildfire season – what that means for safety

Camille Stevens-Rumann, Colorado State University and Jude Bayham, Colorado State University, The Conversation
Posted 2/15/24

A wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer can be a dangerous combination in the Western U.S. The rain fuels bountiful vegetation growth, and when summer heat dries out that vegetation, it can leave grasses and shrubs ready to burn.

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