A vicious cycle on Western wildfires

Denver Post: The announcement from U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell was an ominous one. With firefighting money running out, last month he ordered managers to divert money from other programs to fund firefighting. On the one hand, it makes sense. At the height of firefighting season, you cannot risk having no cash to pay for fire suppression. It has happened so often it has a nickname: Fire borrowing. The trouble with that scenario is it siphons money from the programs designed to lessen the......

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