wild fires

Cheat Grass Connection To More Western Wildfires
Cheat grass is a common invasive plant in the western U.S., but its presence has grown significantly over the last decade. So much so, that researchers believe it may be a main culprit in the increase in western wildfires. Jennifer Balch, of Penn State University, says cheat grass now covers some 25…
Fire Danger High In Parts Of Mountain West
DENVER (AP) — Warm, windy weather is raising the fire danger in the Mountain West Red flag warnings were in effect Thursday for much of western Colorado and the San Luis Valley as well as parts of Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. In western Colorado, the National Weather Service…