Officials confident despite heightened wildfire risk

Firefighting agencies had fewer resources this year when they entered wildfire season marked by drier-than-normal brush


By Brian Rokos
The Press Enterprise

WASHINGTON — State and federal firefighting agencies had fewer resources this year when they entered a wildfire season marked by drier-than-normal brush. But officials said Friday that they are confident they can adequately protect Inland lives and property.

A February report from the U.S. Forest Service, citing a changing climate, said that the fire season in the West is, on average, 78 days longer than it was in the mid-1980s.

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