extreme drought News

Wildfire Acreage Way Down in California this Year – So Far

LOS ANGELES — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, …

Utah Sees Most Wildfires in 15 Years

The 370 structures burned in Utah wildfires so far this year is more than the previous five years combined and the most in the last 15 years. Structures lost to Utah wildfires in the last five years combined would not …

New Mexico Drought Blamed for More Animal Car Accidents

State officials say New Mexico’s extreme drought is causing a higher number of car accidents involving animals looking for water. KRQE-TV reports that New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officers believe the drought is forcing wildfire to take desperate …