Wildfire responders urge Congress to improve disaster aid process for at-risk communities

In 2021, more than 48,000 wildfires burned over 6.5 million acres in the United States

By: - October 26, 2021 5:32 pm
Caldor Fire in California

In this file photo, the Caldor Fire burns homes along a ridge on Aug. 30, 2021, near South Lake Tahoe, California. The fire was active for 67 days and burned nearly 222,000 acres. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Allison Winter
Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun.