‘It’s a tinderbomb’ – Pacific Northwest faces major wildfire risk due to low snowpack

ClimateWire: Snow-free mountains and a recent drought declaration mean that Washington state is facing an extraordinarily risky wildfire season, according to one of the state's top forest officials. "Over the years, people have become fond of referring to Western forests as tinderboxes," State Forester Aaron Everett of the Washington Department of Natural Resources said yesterday. "Our forest is not a tinderbox, it's a 'tinderbomb.' It's sprinkled with gasoline and ringed with dynamite." Washington Gov.......

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