‘Wildfire year’ meant record days at the highest preparedness level, Forest Service chief says

More than 66 million acres in the U.S. are at high risk for wildfire, according to the Forest Service

By: - September 29, 2021 3:38 pm
Plane drops water on wildfire

A large airtanker makes a water drop on the 2021 Summit Trail Fire in Washington. (Courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler is a Washington correspondent covering the environment and public lands for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun.