Wildfires in the West

The area along Interstate 84, the focus of this newspaper article, has been a fire-prone area for as long as I can remember. In fact, covering the occasional range fire outside the town of Gooding, Idaho, where I lived for just shy of a year while getting experience as a weekly newspaper reporter there, was a weekly deal during the summer of 1975.The temperature in Boise, Idaho, another former hometown of mine, reached 108 yesterday, a new record high for the date. Is climate change an underlying reason for the weather extremes were seeing across the country? The data appear to be saying yes.

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