Enough Fire Resources To Match A New Normal

June 26, 2012

Thousands of wildfires are burning on public lands in Colorado and around the country.   U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency was ready for a hot, dry, difficult fire season, and that firefighting resources are keeping up with demand.   He says what's changing is that severe fire seasons like the one this year are becoming more common. He says conditions are more extreme, and last longer than they did when he worked on a Forest Service fire crew 30 years ago.  Tidwell talked with Colorado Public Radio's Mike Lamp. 

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[Photo: Colorado National Guard]

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