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Dead trees a challenge for firefighters in the West
9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
Plants & Wildlife
AFFECTED AREAS:
Arizona
California
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
New Mexico
Nevada
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

Start Date: 9/10/2017 -  
Eleven Western states harbor about 6.3 billion dead trees that pose a danger for firefighters battling the dozens of blazes burning in the West. Bark beetles, drought, disease and fire have killed many of the trees. Klamath Falls Herald and News (Ore.), Sept. 10, 2017
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