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Temperatures contribute to increase of fires

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Paul Delaney (Cheney Free Press, 7/31/14) takes exception to the contention that “climate change is the culprit for longer, bigger and more intense wildfires.”

According to Delaney, it’s all about forest management. Well, Washington isn’t the only state fighting longer, bigger and more intense wildfires. Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Utah are all fighting wildfires in triple-digit temperatures, in drought-stricken areas.

According to the NIFC, we are experiencing an unusual wildfire season, with 32 large active fires going on, most in the Pacific Northw...

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