Western wildfire risk higher in spots

Early melting of the snowpack, and quick drying of grasses and other fine fuels will boost the risk of significant wildfires in parts of the West, the National Interagency Fire Center reports.

The overall risk will be around normal across the region. Anticipated normal temperatures or lower should keep snowmelt rates around average, which could result in a delayed start to fire season in areas with abundant snowpack, NIFC said.

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