Fittest loser
Article updated: 7/5/2013 10:10 AM

Experts: Expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013 photo, members of Flame Catchers, a private contractor, work during a back burn on the 2,000-acre Bray Lake Fire, north of Bliss, Idaho. There's a dangerous but basic equation behind the blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires.

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There's a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in the way are adding up to increasingly ferocious fires. Scientists say a hotter planet will only increase the risk.
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