Midwinter wildfires now a present danger in USA

Wildfires currently troubling three quite disparate areas of the USA. This time of the year there is usually lots of snow on the ground!

  • Gracyn Gordon, 13/02/2022 in WAPT16abc – Mississippi: Dangerous wildfire conditions continue over weekend: WARREN COUNTY, Miss. — Firefighters worked hard battling more wildfires in Jackson on Saturday. Dry and windy conditions caused a high fire danger to start the weekend. Firefighters said the weather is not helping.
  • The Associated Press, 12/02/2022 in Fox 31 Local News: Colorado: Wildfire worries dominate discussion of Rocky Flats refuge: DENVER — December’s Marshall fire spared the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, an expanse of grasslands between Superior and Arvada that for 40 years was home to a facility producing triggers for nuclear warheads. But the prospect of a large refuge wildfire was the subject of a recent meeting of local elected officials and refuge managers.  For those who believe the refuge isn’t safe due to residual contamination, the Boulder County fire was a wake-up call.
  • 12/02/2022 in WYFF4: North Carolina: Firefighter injured while battling NC wildfire: MACON COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said crews have been battling numerous brush and wildland fires over the last several days. They said gusty winds and dry conditions caused the fires.
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