Source: NPR - Link
The excessive heat and widening drought continues to elevate wildfire risk across much of the West. New federal data show that the number of new wildfires in the U.S. so far this year is at a 10-year high, signaling a long, potentially dangerous summer and fall for wildfires.
Experts say this current heat dome is yet more evidence of the impact of human-caused climate change.
We’ll probably see more of this yet this summer.